You may have seen news reports or Internet articles about the recent “Meltdown” and “Spectre” vulnerabilities that were first reported on Wednesday, January 3rd. The whole tech world is worked up about it and it is all over the Internet. Let’s take a moment and understand how this impacts the nonprofit community and you.
No matter what industry you are in, security is important. When you are running a nonprofit organization, knowing the importance of computer & network security is vital to your success. How you handle your base of donors, vital client information, and sensitive records, all matters when it comes to your nonprofit. If your network isn't secure, your data can be breached.
A recent report by Microsoft reveals a 300% increase in the number of malicious attacks on its cloud services. Nonprofits are increasingly becoming targets for attacks. Cryptolocker, WannaCry and various phishing scams are plaguing the nonprofit community and costing organizations thousands. The good news is that there is plenty you can do to ensure your organization does not fall victim to scams and attacks.
A recent survey by the software security provider Check Point, found that 93 per cent of the US companies surveyed have mobile devices connecting to their networks and 67 per cent allow personal devices to connect to the network.This explosion in mobile device use has moved the IT security challenge from the controllable arena of closed networks to an interconnected global business network that increasingly includes employees’ personal tablets and phones. Below are 10 IT security best practices to keep your network secure.
A spate of high-profile public and private cloud security breaches is helping to push advancements in security such as encryption. Here's a look at 7 ways the cloud may be the largest driver of IT security today.