Submitted by Bonnie on Wed, 01/24/2007 - 2:12pm
Nowadays everyone's heard at least a story or two about how a lost laptop or a cracked firewall put thousands or even millions of people's personal information into the wrong hands. That kind of loss can be disastrous for the individuals affected and for the organization behind it.
As nonprofits and advocacy groups continue to gather more and more information about their constituents, we all need to be aware that along with collecting and analyzing this data, we need to protect it. But figuring out how to do this well and cost effectively can be a challenge. Tomorrow we're hosting a webinar
that will outline the steps every organization needs to take to secure the data they collect and how they can foster an environment that takes security seriously. You can register here
With its Healthy and Secure Computing Campaign, TechSoup is doing a lot to help nonprofits crack down on the data they collect and has some great resources to help organizations set up a secure technology infrastructure. Read on for an article about the campaign, reprinted with permission.