Technology security is essential for every organization, especially financial institutions and eve nonprofits. As unexpected as it may seem—we’re sure you’re thinking “who would go after a nonprofit?”—nonprofits are indeed susceptible to hacking and should beef up their systems accordingly. With nonprofits housing such information such as donor financial data, contact backgrounds, and other forms of sensitive data, it is imperative that we nonprofits follow suit and buckle down before we all fall victim to a hack attack.
You may not be able to do a complete security overhaul, but if your organization can at least have your basic bases covered it’ll make a world of difference.
Follow this quick checklist to make sure your nonprofit is ready to prevent security breaches.
Check physical security in your office
Check to make sure anti-virus software is being updated/keep licenses current
Verify you have an up-to-date firewall device
Check wireless security
Make sure guest wireless access is separate
Test data backups
Schedule audit from Department of Homeland Security
Implement new security policies – Acceptable Use Policy, Bring Your Own Device Policy
Train staff on secure passwords
Mark sure technology plan and budget include security needs
Contact TechBridge through the form on the right of the screen for an IT Security Assessment.