The tools and guidance nonprofit organizations need to protect against cyber threats.
Nonprofits often tend to be targeted by cyber criminals due to a lack of resources to implement cybersecurity measures. They are just as susceptible to a data breach as for-profit organizations, if not more. However, they tend to resist the same level of changes that for-profit organizations are making to implement a sophisticated cybersecurity program.
Often times, there is a belief that nonprofits are not a cyber target. This is a dangerous assumption to make. The reality is, nonprofit organizations collect incredibly sensitive information about their members and donors, which can include social security numbers, credit card information, and even medical information. Without proper measures in place, one single breach could end an entire organization and its mission.
Best Practices for Nonprofit Organizations
Annual review of threat risks
Monitor and remediate vulnerabilities in your environment
Advanced threat detection and hunting
Employee cyber awareness education
Incident response preparation
Regular network maintenance
Virtual CISO providing guidance throughout the process
Comprehensive annual “bird’s eye view” security assessment
Managed threat detection and incident response
Regular cyber awareness training for your employees
Peace of mind
Protecting Donor Data: How to Strengthen Non-Profit Cybersecurity
Non-profits are not any less likely to suffer a cyberattack than a for-profit business. Hackers and other criminals do not typically care that they are interfering with your charitable mission when they gain access to your private information and extort you. And,...