In today’s business landscape, it’s necessary for organizations to have modern technology. Having up to date software and devices means optimized productivity and efficiency. The same holds true for non-profit organizations. While many are becoming more tech-savvy, many still may not have a dedicated IT team to integrate this modern technology. This is where a Managed Service Provider (MSP) comes in.
MSPs can not only help non-profits with technical support at a lower cost than an internal team, but there are benefits they can bring to the non-profit as well. In this blog, we’ll go over just how MSPs can help non-profits create a secure, efficient workplace.
Cyber-attacks have been on the rise the last few years, and unfortunately, non-profit organizations are one of the biggest targets. The reason being is that organizations such as hospitals and charities receive many donations and contributions, which is very attractive to hackers and malicious actors. With donations comes a lot of confidential data that hackers see as an opportunity for ransomware or phishing attacks, which can be detrimental to donor’s information and non-profit efforts.
Luckily, working with a MSP can help mitigate these risks as they will monitor your infrastructure, and implement cyber security precautions to ensure donor and organizational data stays secure. Many MSPs also offer security awareness training, so any employees or volunteers can also be aware of how to detect threats.
Many non-profits have specific compliance requirements to meet, especially those in healthcare. Because these organizations deal with sensitive and confidential information, all HIPPA regulations must be met and any payments are to be made with PCI compliance. Because there’s no room for error in these cases, working with an MSP who is familiar with the healthcare industry regulations can help keep your non-profit compliant.
MSPs can install access control, firewalls, threat detection software, cloud backups, and data encryption systems to ensure your organizations stays compliant.
There are so many important non-profit organizations out there working towards change. Luckily, there are many generous donors who are willing to contribute to these causes as well. Donors want to see how their money is being utilized by the non-profits, and the impact their generosity is making. As we mentioned above, it’s the non-profit’s responsibility to keep donor information confidential and secure.
MSPs can help organizations implement software that handles all aspects of donor management for greater efficiency. This includes securing data, organizing email marketing, or event announcements to better engage donors and keep them informed about your non-profit’s efforts. Not only will these extra efforts foster a positive relationship with your current donors, but it can also attract new ones as well.
While these are some of the major benefits of working with a MSP, there are other services non-profits can receive including:
- 24/7 technical support
- Cloud services
- Disaster recovery plans
- Predictable monthly service fees for easier budgeting
- Communication and collaboration tools to increase non-profit productivity
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Here at Kyber Security, we care about non-profits and pride ourselves on helping them stay a step ahead of the latest security threats. Our team of experts realize that technology isn’t always clearly understood, let us provide you with our expertise and solve your IT security challenges with innovative solutions.
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