Across the globe, nonprofit organizations are at an increased risk of a security breach. The information that is stored about donors is lucrative for cybercriminals. The National Council of Nonprofits states that nonprofits should assess the risks of a security breach and how best to protect this data from cyber criminals. In order to mitigate the risks (both monetary and reputation-based), they have created a step-by-step guide to help keep your information secure.
Conduct a risk assessment. Taking note of the data that your nonprofit collects and where the information is stored can be quite helpful in understanding the state of your organization’s cybersecurity state. In addition, managing the passwords that are used within your organization can help to mitigate the chances of a catastrophic breach from occurring.
Know about the legal requirements of storing the information. Forty-seven states have laws that require the organizations to inform people if their “personally identifiable information” is disclosed in a security breach, and thirty-one have laws that require the disposal of said information. Even if the data that you are storing isn’t “personally identifiable information,” anything can be leveraged by cyber criminals.
Hammer down on actual risks. Understanding where the limitations exist within your current cybersecurity setup can help to guide you to the proper solutions.
Keeping up with the constantly evolving field of cybersecurity can be a herculean task. From finding a team to constantly monitor the seemingly infinite pathways to your information to managing to keep up with the everchanging times, it can seem like it is almost impossible to do so.
Fortunately, Judy is an all-encompassing cybersecurity platform. Judy does everything from monitoring for potential threats to managing passwords, and AaDya’s Blue Team monitors 24/7 for any potential breaches.
These three steps that the National Council of Nonprofits suggests are all covered by Judy. As the threats that can potentially damage your organization continue to evolve, so will Judy.
The best part of this is that the best-in-class tools and security expertise (like SIEM and a SOC), that were previously only available to the enterprise are now within reach.
Learn more about Judy, the all-in-one cybersecurity platform and see all how she can protect your organization.