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The Nonprofit Cyber Security Toolkit

Thursday, July 11, 2019
12:00 pm1:30 pm
NDANO Partner Webinar Series

Presenter: Idealware
Cost: $135 or $115 with 2019 NDANO Member Discount (Login to Members Only Portal for code)

Digital security is an increasingly important issue to the nonprofit community. Financially motivated cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency and nonprofit organizations are now a specific target due to their lack of policies and security training.

This webinar series will cover how individual staff members can help to reduce threats, what the mechanisms of cyber attacks are and how to protect against them at the organization level, and how to assess and plan for improvements in your organization. Designed for small to medium organizations, this course will focus on simple, practical solutions. The last session will be an “ask the expert” session where you can try to stump the Tech Impact consulting team with your security questions.

Course Schedule

This three-part course takes place Thursdays, July 11-25, 12-1:30 p.m. Central Time.

How Vulnerable Are You? - July 11
Cyber attacks are on the rise and can have a devastating financial and reputational effect on your organization. How vulnerable is your organization for a cyber attack? In this session, there will be a focus on identifying the variety of threats nonprofits are facing as well as common habits and practices you may unwittingly be doing that could make your organization vulnerable to attacks. Explore how much a security breach can cost your nonprofit and ways to assess the current vulnerability levels of your organization using a walk through of a crucial assessment tool.

Keep Your Organization Secure - July 18
Now that we have an idea of what kind of attacks you could be facing, you can take steps towards keeping your organization secure. In this session, learn tips and tricks to boost security using your existing software, like Microsoft Office, as well as establishing security policies and training your team on these. Depending on your organization’s risk assessment, it may be worth investing in stronger security measures, and we’ll explore tools and professional assessment and monitoring services available.

Ask the Expert - July 25
Security will never be perfect and needs will differ between organizations. In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to get answers to specific questions about your particular situation and experience from cyber-security consultants.

About the Presenter
Linda Widdop, Director of Client Solutions and Education, Tech Impact
Linda manages all aspects of client relations for Tech Impact including education nonprofits about technology solutions. She works with local, regional and national partners to provide the nonprofit community with increased knowledge of technology through speaking engagements, individual consultations, and digital content delivery. She has worked in the computer industry for over 30 years in roles which include manufacturing, retail sales, and extensive technology training experience, She holds a Masters of Education degree from Arcadia University.

Other Info
- Participants will also be given weekly homework assignments.
- Please register with the email address where you would like to receive the access code and dial-in information for the online seminar. Also, be sure to add training@idealware.org to your contacts to ensure meeting details do not get caught in your spam folder.
- All registered participants are granted access to the recordings of each session. Participants who cannot attend any of the sessions due to scheduling conflicts will still have access to the toolkit presentation decks and handouts.