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Cyber Security 101: Practical Ways to Protect Your Nonprofit (Partner Series)

Three sessions on Thursdays starting July 11 and ending July 25, 2019


This online series is offered in partnership with Idealware

Cyber 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 explore the mechanisms of cyber-attacks and how to protect against them at the organizational level, steps individual staff members can take to help reduce threats, and how to assess and plan for improvements in your organization. Designed for small- to medium-sized organizations, this course will focus on simple, practical solutions.

Finally, we’ll cap things off with an “ask the expert” session where you can try to stump Tech Impact’s highly experienced consulting team with your security questions.

All sessions take place on Thursdays from 1pm-2:30pm ET

July 11: How Vulnerable Are You?
Cyber-attacks are on the rise. Though they can take a number of different forms, what they all have in common is the devastating financial and reputational effect they can have on an organization. How vulnerable is yours? In this session, we’ll focus on identifying the variety of threats nonprofits are facing and look at common habits and practices that make your organization vulnerable to attacks. We will explore how much a security breach can cost your nonprofit and share ways to assess your current risk and exposure.

July 18: Keeping Your Organization Secure
Now that we have an idea of what kinds of attacks you could be facing, we’ll move toward keeping your organization secure. In this session, we will share tips and tricks to boost security using existing software like Microsoft Office, how to establish security policies, and the best ways to train your staff about security issues. Depending on the results of your organization’s risk assessment, it may be worth investing in stronger security measures—we’ll share some of the tools and professional assessment and monitoring services available to help you make the best decision for your needs.

July 25: Ask the Expert

Perfect security is not attainable—and different organizations will have different needs. In this session, we’ll offer the chance for you to ask a team of cyber-security experts and consultants specific questions, and to benefit from their expertise.

About the Presenter
As Tech Impact’s Director of Client Solutions and Education, Linda Widdop manages all aspects of client relations, including educating 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 a variety of roles, including manufacturing, retail sales, and extensive technology training experience, and holds a Masters of Education degree from Arcadia University.

Cost + Registration

  • MANP Members Save $20!
  • $135 MANP Members (Use discount code 19-ME at checkout) 
  • All sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be made available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials.
Registration for this event is managed through our partner, Idealware. Registration and further details are available through Idealware's website.

Important Information
  • Please register with the email address where you would like to receive the access code and dial-in information for the online seminar.
  • Please add training@idealware.org to your contacts to ensure meeting details do not get caught in your spam folder.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email within a day of registration, please let Idealware know.

Questions? Email Idealware at info@idealware.org.

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