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  • Blog Post: The Tech That Will Change 2016

    In this edition of nonprofit tech news, TechSoup shows new ways your nonprofit could harness mobile and killer apps in 2016! We also shine the light on the potential security problems of smart toys, predict the end of the digital divide, and discuss a health-related wearable that can't get here fast...
  • Blog Post: Why Internet Anonymity Is a Necessary Evil

    The concept of Internet anonymity has received considerable debate in recent years. Internet anonymity means any interaction a user has on the Internet is shielded, so that his or her identity is not shared with another user or any third party on the Internet. Here some good reasons why Internet anonymity...
  • Blog Post: 10 Tips for Protecting Your Online Privacy and Identity

    Editor's note: the Internet Society's tips are useful for all of us as individual consumers. If your organization offers tech or other basic skills training, these are also great tips to share with the communities you serve. For a lot of us, shopping season is just around the corner. And for...
  • Blog Post: The Best Online Safety Resources for YOUR Organization

    There are a handful of things each of us should do to keep secure online, right? We should make our passwords long and strong, keep our software updated, and all the stuff they list on StaySafeOnline.org . But wait. There's more! We know that one size does not fit all, when it comes to teaching...
  • Blog Post: 10 Facts You Need To Know About Data Breaches

    The year 2014 was dubbed "year of the data breach." With many new data breaches dominating the headlines in 2015, including Anthem , the White House , banking attacks, and the latest employee data theft at the US federal government , one can only imagine what the name for 2015 will be: the...
  • Blog Post: A Nonprofit's Guide to Antivirus Software and Malicious Program Defense

    This blog was originally published on TechSoup Canada and was written by Corbin Hartwick of Techboomers.com . We wanted to share it with our audience as a part of our larger online security series. As you may recall from our first post in the Internet security series , we reviewed safe online practices...
  • Blog Post: 6 Ways to Keep Your Organization Secure

    Like most nonprofits, your organization likely deals with a lot of data: donor contacts, details about the clients you serve, and data collected in the field. What if that data was compromised by malware, a virus, or a hacker? The right combination of security tools can help your organization stay locked...
  • Blog Post: Test Your Security Knowledge and Win an Amazon Gift Card!

    For the entire month of October, TechSoup and our donor partners participated in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (also known as NCSAM). We had blog posts , events, resources, and more to help your organization stay secure online. We also had a weekly security quiz with prizes courtesy of Symantec...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month with TechSoup

    October might be a time for ghosts and monsters, but there are some other evils lurking out there: Internet malware, viruses, and threats! For the entire month of October, TechSoup and our donor partners will be participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (also known as NCSAM). Celebrated...
  • Blog Post: 5 Steps to Keep Your Email Attachments Secure

    Although they are essential in most businesses, email attachments can be used to spread malware infections, gain access to systems, and leak confidential information. Here are five ways to keep your email attachments secure. 1. Block Dangerous Attachment Types IT departments should consider creating...
  • Blog Post: When Fonts Attack, It's Time to Patch

    Microsoft released a critical security patch this week, affecting both Windows computer and Windows Server products. There has been no lack of drama in the security world these days, with plots of intrigue, scandal, and double-dealing rivaling the best summer blockbusters. In early July, it was...
  • Blog Post: The Bottom Line with Bitdefender BOX

    In a world where more and more of our devices are talking to each other and sharing data online, you need to start worrying about where all that data is going. Bitdefender BOX Wants to Protect All Your "Things" The new Bitdefender BOX is a security appliance from TechSoup donor partner...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 Will Hit End of Life in 6 Weeks

    Remember when The Matrix series was still playing in movie theaters, the Marlins beat the Yankees in the World Series, and Beyoncé released her first solo single "Crazy in Love" (featuring Jay Z)? That year was 2003, which is also when Windows Server 2003 came out. While Bey and Jay...
  • Blog Post: Your Top 10 Tech Topics

    Fiscal year end is a time of reflection here at TechSoup. Well … reflection and crunching epic piles of data. We're reviewing what worked well this year and what we can improve for next year. This includes understanding what you, our nonprofit community, found most interesting in 2014–2015...
  • Blog Post: Top Tech Companies Talk Privacy

    The premise of how-old.net is simple: have the website analyze a photo, either a stock photo or your own, and it'll return gender and perceived age. Appealing to all egos, the site went viral also because of how it far off it can be . The site also raises a number of privacy concerns. Who Owns...
  • Blog Post: Keeping Hancock County Healthy in Every Way

    Like most people at small nonprofits, Jim Fisher wears a lot of different hats. As senior planner for the Hancock County Planning Commission , he leads dozens of projects in town planning and land management for Hancock County, Maine. As the most tech-savvy person in the organization, he also serves...
  • Blog Post: Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

    TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, Box.org. Box.org provides organizations with the Box file-sharing, content management, and collaboration service. See the Box.org Donation Program for details about this offer. Is It Right for My Organization? You can use Box's cloud...
  • Blog Post: 14 Things I Learned About Online Privacy in 2015

    Interested in how secure you'll be online this year? Some of the smartest people in the online privacy industry gave their candid views on what is in store for our personal data at the recent Open Forum on Data Privacy Trends in San Francisco. The good news is that there are now good tools for...
  • Blog Post: Ali Forney Center Saves Time and Effort with Norton Security

    Transgender teen Ali Forney fled his home at age 13. He bounced from foster home to foster home before ultimately ending up on the streets. Forney continually helped other youth that were facing similar difficult circumstances, and he became a public advocate for improving safety for homeless youth until...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar January 15: Symantec's Norton Security for Nonprofits and Libraries

    Is your organization concerned about securing your devices and data for the new year? Join us this Thursday, January 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern) for a free webinar to learn about Symantec's Norton which offers new, streamlined Norton Security and Norton Small Business donations...
  • Blog Post: Technology, the Backbone of the United Way of Franklin County's Powerful Work

    Nancy Bell considers herself to be a "techno nerd." She says she's got one of everything: computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, and so on. The executive director of United Way of Franklin County, Virginia likes it when her organization's technology is running smoothly and all the components...
  • Blog Post: News by the Spoonful: TechSoup's 2015 Tech Predictions

    Every now and then, we like to predict what's on the tech horizon. We recently polled our TechSoup employees and NetSquared community on what they see as looming large in 2015. What they said may surprise you. Here's what they think will be worth paying attention to in the coming year. ...
  • Blog Post: 10 Best Practices for Email Security

    Email is a critical business tool for nonprofits. Unfortunately, nonprofits face the same threats to their email security that other businesses and organizations face. Deploying a central email security solution and following 10 best practices will help keep your email system protected. 1. Stop...
  • Blog Post: Helping Families and Staying Secure with Office 365

    With only a two-person IT department serving more than 200 employees and 600 volunteers, Daniel Yu, IT director for Arizona Baptist Children's Services (ABCS), has his work cut out for him. At ABCS, busy is in the job description. The organization works in a variety of areas, supporting the neediest...
  • Blog Post: "This Is My Friend": How the Kosch-Westerman Foundation Connects Terminally Ill Children to the Outside World

    Children love their freedom. Going to school and playing with friends are usually the only things on a child's mind, and normally not in that order. When a serious or terminal illness hits, a child's world suddenly becomes limited to what they can access from their bed, and friends can disappear...