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How concerned should nonprofits be in the face of recent cyber attacks and security threats? Are the only targets of cyber crimes and ransomware large companies and cities like Atlanta?
The reasons for nonprofits to be concerned about cybersecurity, identified by this article, are numerous:
So, what can a nonprofit do to prevent or address cyber attacks, especially when they rarely have dedicated IT staff and so many funders don't want to fund "overhead"? Here are my ideas:
What are your suggestions?
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
One option that is underused is to block countries or parts of the Internet that you are not interested in getting traffic from. While this may be difficult for many NPs; any USA-based NP that only serves clients within the USA could use this strategy.
Have your IT person or web host support contact me for the details. I can provide the same extensive block list that I use for my clients on their Linux servers at no charge.
I'd say make sure that your NPO employees know that chain of communication and know when to verify a request that looks like it originates from the top. Social engineering often works by sending a email that looks like an official request.
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