There’s a saying that goes something like “why do bad things happen to good people?”. What we are referring to here is the constant security issues for nonprofit organizations. Which is why security should be one of the main priorities for any and all nonprofits!
In the past, nonprofits didn’t have the monetary funds to allocate towards securing the organization from hackers or other outside threats (which will be discussed later in detail). However, with more traction must come more security.
In this blog, we’ll look at 6 different steps your nonprofit organization can take to build a strong security system, that way you’re able to stress less and focus on your mission.
Securing your Nonprofit Organization
As cybersecurity breaches tend to be more common these days, nonprofits must change the way in which their security functions. Compromised data, breaches, and cyber attacks are grave occurrences within today’s technological world and unfortunately, the main targets tend to be nonprofits.
The last thing your organization needs is to be vulnerable and exposed. You’re able to eliminate this risk by putting security higher on your list of priorities.
How can you be sure your organization is taking the right precautions? Take a look below at the 6 steps to secure your network.
6 Steps to Secure Your Nonprofit
1. Form a security solution to ensure you’re able to detect a breach and respond quickly.
2. Be aware of how and where your staff, board members, and whoever else is part of your organization are accessing the nonprofit’s data. You need to secure the endpoints with multiple authentications and management solutions.
3. Use an “assume breach” method for your security; assume that a breach is about to occur — this reduces the amount of time it takes to recover.
4. Move your nonprofit to a secure cloud server; this comes with great benefits!
5. Watch out for Shadow IT (e.g. Dropbox or Google Drive which are in your network without authorization). Members of your staff may have downloaded such applications to ease their workload, but without your knowledge, it can put your entire organization at risk.
6. Balance your employee’s productivity with your organization’s security. Ensure you’re protecting your data, regardless of where or who it is shared with.
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Do you want to increase your organization’s security?
If after reading those steps, you fear your organization may be lacking in cybersecurity and are unaware of what security measures should be taken, then consider ISU Corp for your security needs!
We are able to guide you on proper security measures and offer great security services to ensure your organization is able to accomplish your mission. Reach out to us today to learn more.