Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
1 - 2:30 PM Eastern

(Note: this is not our typical consecutive weekly schedule)


Targeted and motivated cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency and damage, and small to medium sized nonprofit organizations are specifically susceptible due to their lack of cyber security policies and staff training. During this webinar series, you’ll learn the basics of cybersecurity, how individual staff members can help to reduce threats, types of common cyber-attacks and how to protect against them at the organization level. You will assess your own organization’s security levels, and learn how to fix the gaps in your security with customized recommendations.

Learning Objectives:  

  • You will be introduced to cybersecurity basics, including common attacks that hackers use, and learn easy steps you can take for your organization that provide a preliminary layer of protection.
  • You will receive an overview of your organization’s current cybersecurity levels by completing Tech Impact’s security assessment tool.
  • You will understand how your current cybersecurity protections measure up against other nonprofits and receive customized recommendations for your organization to better protect itself from cyber attacks.   
Session 1: Cybersecurity Basics

Cyber-attacks are on the rise and can have a devastating financial and reputational effect on your organization. How vulnerable is your organization for a cyber-attack? In this session, we’ll focus on identifying the variety of threats nonprofits are facing as well as common habits and practices you may unwittingly be doing that could make your organization vulnerable to attacks.

Session 2: The Seven Security Categories for a Nonprofit Organization

In this session, you’ll learn about the categories that need your attention and how you can assess your current levels of security for each. The seven categories are Application Security, Business Continuity, Cloud Security, Data Security, Identity Security, Policy, and Infrastructure Security. You’ll also learn about how to access and complete Tech Impact’s Security Assessment tool, which primarily consists of your self-assessment of your own organization's attention to these categories.

Session 3: Security Trends and Tips & Tricks

During this session, Linda Widdop will identify and share the trends from the security assessments to help each participant understand how prepared they are compared to similar organizations. We will share tips and tricks to boost security using your existing software, and will explore tools and professional assessment and monitoring services available to better protect your organization against cyber attacks.

About Our Instructor

Linda Widdop
Director of Client Solutions, Tech Impact

Linda manages all aspects of client relations for Tech Impact including educating nonprofits about technology solutions. She works with local, regional and national partners to provide the nonprofit community with increased knowledge of technology through speaking engagements.

About Tech Impact's Idealware

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