Information Security & Privacy for Nonprofits

Information Security  Privacy for Nonprofits-1Leaders of today’s nonprofits are aware of the increasing need to rely on data and software systems to grow their organizations yet, the rewards of interconnectivity come with serious risks. Late in 2014, the nonprofit organization that manages several databases of domain names, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), was hacked. Cyber attackers stole user information such as names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, usernames, and passwords magnifying the connection between information security and an organization’s reputation and financial health. Similar incidents took place at Sony, Home Depot, Target, JP Morgan Chase, and Anthem, all of which have resulted in millions of dollars in attorneys’ fees and exposed personally identifiable information of millions of private citizens.

While cyber criminals target these organizations for their wealth of financial and personal data, nonprofit organizations have the added risk of being hacked due to their platform.

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