CYBER SECURITY: PRACTICAL WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR NONPROFIT
Thursdays, March 11, 18, 25, 2021
1 - 2:30 PM Eastern
Cyber Security is an increasingly important issue to the nonprofit community. Financially motivated cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency and nonprofit organizations are now a specific target due to their lack of policies and security training.
This webinar series will cover how individual staff members can help to reduce threats, what the mechanisms of cyber-attacks are and how to protect against them at the organization level, and how to assess and plan for improvements in your organization. Designed for small to medium organizations, this course will focus on simple, practical solutions. We will cap it off with an “ask the expert” session where you can try to stump the Tech Impact consulting team with your security questions.
Session 1: How Vulnerable Are You?
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. We will explore how much a security breach can cost your nonprofit and ways to assess the current vulnerability levels of your organization using a walkthrough of a crucial assessment tool.
Session 2: Keeping Your Organization Secure
Now that we have an idea of what kind of attacks you could be facing, we can take steps towards keeping your organization secure. In this session, we will share tips and tricks to boost security using your existing software, like Microsoft Office, as well as establishing security policies and training your team. Depending on your organization’s risk assessment, it may be worth investing in stronger security measures, and we will explore tools and professional assessment and monitoring services available.
Session 3: Ask the Expert
Security will never be perfect and needs will differ between organizations. In this session, you will get answers to specific questions about your particular situation and experience from cyber-security consultants.
About Our Instructor
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
Idealware is a program of Tech Impact, a nonprofit on a mission to use technology to better serve the world. As the authoritative source for independent, thoroughly-researched technology resources for the social sector, our publications, assessments, and training resources save you time and money by providing impartial guidance that gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to decide what’s best for your organization. Learn more at www.techimpact.org and visit our Technology Learning Center at www.techlearningcenter.org.