Jordan McCarthy

Recent Posts

Four Ways to Improve Privacy and Security When Using Zoom

Zoom has been getting a lot of backlash recently with reports of numerous privacy and security vulnerabilities. My take is that Zoom has a lot of room for improvement on both fronts—but no mainstream videoconferencing tool would stand up particularly well to the kind of stress and scrutiny that ...
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Five Ways Every Nonprofit Can Protect Sensitive Employee Information

Cyber criminals see nonprofits as prime targets for malicious attacks and they’re great at accessing data—including sensitive employee information. Nonprofits spend much of their time, energy, and resources addressing the needs of the communities they serve—but they must also make sure they are ...
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HIPAA Compliance for Nonprofits

It’s been more than two decades since the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA) was introduced, but many nonprofits are still working to implement policies and procedures that ensure the safe handling of all personal health information (PHI). HIPAA compliance for nonprofits can ...
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Strategies for Securing Remote Workspaces

Your organization may have strong security defenses for in-house data and files, but do your staff and their devices remain protected when they leave the office? Since nonprofits commonly work with sensitive data, it’s imperative to protect that information from cyber criminals, no matter where ...
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New Security Measures Coming to Office 365

Last week Microsoft released some important new baseline Conditional Access policies—predefined rulesets that protect organizations against common digital attacks—that stand to significantly increase the security of any organization using Office 365 for Nonprofits. The functionality provided by ...
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Nonprofit Cyber Attack Case Studies and Solutions

Nonprofits are appealing targets for cyber criminals. The criminal world has zeroed in on us for four main reasons: 1) they don’t believe we have the resources to hire security teams, 2) we are thought to have aging technology infrastructure that’s easy to penetrate, 3) we’re more susceptible to ...
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How Does GDPR Affect US Nonprofits?

The GDPR is a set of directives for protecting the privacy of personal information that was recently enacted into law by the European Commission, and which will go into effect on May 25th, 2018.  The law applies to all citizens of the European Union – and, by extension, to any organization that ...
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