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  • Forum Thread: TRUECRYPT SOFTWARE

    My name is jade carrel ( jcarrel@commlearn.com ) and I work for a small non profit in Massachusetts. Due to new theft identity laws, I am looking to encrypt data on four laptops and on a couple of flash drives. My boss is worried that a free download may come virus laden. Can any of you comment on your...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Seniors Guide to Computers

    Hi Sasha, Four years ago, I volunteered to do the web site for my wife's church ( www.zionlutherannj.net ). Many folks in the congregation are elderly and had computers but didn't know how to use them. I received many requests for help so I decided to create a web site for seniors. After two...
  • Forum Thread: Hello from California

    Great service to all of us who run NPO's, it is very tough spending "Other Peoples Money" OPM, and I find that this site can help us get the much needed equipment at a great price not to mention the training! Great idea folks, please keep up the good work Ken Dreger VP. Homeland...
  • Forum Thread: Secure User Login

    I need to add a secure user login to my site in order to limit access to certain pages. Is there software for this? Should I look for a host that offers this option?
  • Forum Thread: Free Domain Name Review & Check Up

    Techsoup has offered site reviews in the past, but I don't think we have ever offered a review and checkup for the domain name(s) an organization has. I'm going to offer to provide this on a limited basis and see how it goes. While this could be seen as fishing for business, and I do provide...
  • Forum Thread: Need program that blocks access to inappropriate websites

    I've been asked to help set up a "community use" business center with 3 seats in a large apartment complex. I've sourced most everything, but I can't seem to find a program that will block users' online access to inappropriate websites (porn, gambling, etc.) Is there something...
  • Forum Thread: Webinar: Endpoint-Level Security at Your Library or Nonprofit

    Endpoint-Level Security at Your Library or Nonprofit 9/8/11 11am Pacific time Security protection is one of the biggest technology concerns for libraries and nonprofits. During this webinar, Symantec representative Andrew Singer will discuss some of the threats facing your nonprofit or library...
  • Forum Thread: Which Norton Product

    If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated! I originally set out to find an antivirus program for my organization. I found Norton Antivirus, but then started looking at having other features, that are included in 360, systemworks, ect... Here I hit the roadblock! Most of the higher end Norton...
  • Forum Thread: Content Filtering

    We previously used a crappy program content protect and it slows computers down, we need to have some way of doing content filtering for our small organization, approx 15 computers. What are my options? Hardware? Software? Proxy Server? thanks!
  • Forum Thread: Anti-porn software needed

    We have just setup our first office and have had the internet access connected this week. I need to have some kind of porn blocker on the computer(s) since volunteers have access to the computer. Our office is located in a building where any of several people might walk in and use our computers for things...
  • Forum Thread: Ban flash drive use to prevent viruses?

    Flash drives have been a big problem in a lot of the offices I've worked in - people need to use them to transfer a lot of files, or very large files, rather than using the network (for instance, in Afghanistan, our office's network was down as much as it was up). But flashdrives also are so...
  • Forum Thread: Payment Processors & Security

    We are in the process of looking at two CRM systems for our membership organization - we are currently using Memberclicks and the Moolah (which uses a gateway and merchant account of their own). Our Communications Committee would like to switch to Wild Apricot, but we are getting pushback about using...
  • Forum Thread: Is Java Too Risky to Use?

    Is it better to just turn Java off, altogether, and use it only when you *absolutely* have to? Millions of computer users were advised Friday to temporarily disable Oracle's (ORCL) Java software because of security weaknesses that make their machines vulnerable to everything from virus-infected...
  • Forum Thread: Cyber liability

    Cyber Liability Insurance - do I need it? We have been approached several times over the past year by our insurance agent informing us of our need for Cyber Liability Insurance. I have reviewed some of the lititure and it makes sense to me. Can anyone tell me why I might NOT want to do...
  • Forum Thread: anti-censorship software

    Here is some information many (such as volunteers at drgibson's nonprofit ) will find useful: HOW TO INSTALL CIRCUMVENTOR, WHICH GETS AROUND ALL WEB-BLOCKING SOFTWARE From the above link: This page describes how to install the "Circumventor" program, which can be used...
  • Forum Thread: Report on Fake Domain Attacks on civil society orbs

    One of These Things is Not Like the Other: A Report on Fake Domain Attacks This report by Access details how civil society organizations and news media are the targets of a variety of sophisticated attacks to compromise their websites and users, including the use of fake websites and social media...
  • Forum Thread: Track Internet Usage

    I need to find a better way to track the internet usage of our users. non-profit organization, around 60 computers. About a year ago, I had a proxy server setup which all our internet traffic went through - had some software called 602LAN SUITE installed, which had a lot of "extra"...
  • Forum Thread: Heights Parent Center

    Good morning, I am the office manager at a small non-profit in the greater cleveland area. We recently lost the support of our IT professional and I am trying to fill in where I can. We have a small network of 12 computer connected to a server. I am trying to update our anti virus protection and can...
  • Forum Thread: How do I block all web based chat for students?

    How do I block all web based chat for students? I look after a network at a charity. The teachers find that the students are wasting too much time on chat. I currently use Dansguardian & Squid to block porn but I am not sure how to deal with web based chat. Thanks
  • Forum Thread: securely destroying data & computers, protecting personal data

    I'm cleaning out my email inbox, and found what look like three good items from the techrepublic.com email newsletters I thought I would pass on: Five tips for securely destroying data http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-tips-for-securely-destroying-data/773?tag=content;siu-container...
  • Forum Thread: Cloudsweeper account theft audit tool (research project)

    Cloudsweeper is a research project being conducted by Peter Snyder and Chris Kanich at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "We provide tools to help users understand and control their risks online while also conducting research to better understand those risks at a systemic level. At this site...
  • Forum Thread: Sample IT Security Plan

    I've been trying to find some samples or templates for an IT security plan for nonprofits, but have been unsuccessful. We're a pretty small organization. We provide counseling and other services for Medicaid clientele and need a more detailed plan/policy than we currently have. Any help would...
  • Forum Thread: Who changed my DNS? Is this a security problem?

    On Friday, between 10 & 11 a.m. Oregon time, I logged into my webmail, as i had earlier in the day - and my password was rejected. After almost an hour that included lots of time in a chat room with my web host, Host Gator, resetting my email password - that would work for about five minutes, and...
  • Forum Thread: funeral home email scam

    Something to let your employees and volunteers know about: a scam where people receive a funeral notice that actually links to malware . Without saying who has died, the fake emails invite the recipient to an upcoming “celebration of your friend’s life service” and instruct the recipient...
  • Forum Thread: Pornography Filters

    Good Morning All... My name is Paula and I am a Software Training Specialist for a non-profit organization. I will be conducting training sessions in the near future and I need feedback from anyone who can provide me with the best "possible" porn filtering software for my students. I will...