Course: Intro to IT Security

Problems This Training Will Help You Address:

  • Uncertainty about the potential IT security risks your organization is facing
  • How to identify common mistakes and bad practices within nonprofits
  • The need for practical procedures and processes you can implement immediately
This is a week-long course in our Online Training Center:
  1. Read short articles then answer knowledge check questions before the live event.
  2. On Wednesday, point your browser to the 90 minute interactive online event.
  3. Do your homework by Sunday—it will help you process what you learned.
  4. Our incredible faculty will give you feedback on your homework.

The headlines are full of stories of information breaches and other hacks in the many industry sectors. These incidents cost organizations significant amounts of money to resolve and damage supporter confidence. The truth is that all organizations, both big and small, are at risk.

In fact, nonprofits are at greater risk for the following reasons:

  • Nonprofits typically lack IT and IT security knowledge.
  • Nonprofits tend to have fewer IT-related staffing resources.
  • Hackers can steal as much information from 10 small nonprofits as they can from one large business.

If you’re storing or working with data regarding members, donors, volunteers, clients, or credit cards, you are a potential target. And any breach could have severe ramifications. If your organization doesn’t have a solid IT security strategy, developing one should be a top priority.

In this training we will:

  • Provide an overview of IT security and its importance
  • Expose some bad practices and behaviors commonly found in nonprofit organizations and explain the risks they create
  • Provide some basic procedures and recommendations that all nonprofit organizations should consider implementing today


Professional Certificate Elective Credit
This training event qualifies as one elective credit for the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate

CFRE Credit
This training event qualifies for 3 Approved CFRE credits.

Speaker: Leon Wilson
Leon Wilson serves as the Chief for Digital Innovation & Chief Information Officer for the Cleveland Foundation, focusing on strategic initiatives that will help position the foundation as a leader in the use of technology in all areas of its work. In addition, Leon is responsible for helping to develop and implement an external Cleveland Foundation IT strategy that will focus on elevating Cleveland to become a recognized leader in technology, particularly in the areas of cyber security, big data, and civic tech. Leon brings more than 20 years of senior level technology experience to the foundation and our community.