Topic: Security

The basics of multi-factor authentication and single sign-on

January 10, 2019
Beyond 12's Chris Co explains why and how implementing single sign-on and multi-factor authentication can mitigate cybersecurity threats.

In the news: the ethics of tech in 2018

December 17, 2018
Privacy issues, transparency questions and data breaches from major tech companies made big headlines in 2018. Here are a few articles to help consider your own workplace technology’s power, capabilities, and consequences.

State of Nonprofit Cybersecurity report 2018

November 28, 2018
Nonprofits recognize the need for good cybersecurity, and there is some progress being made towards greater safety for nonprofits and their clients. However, some training and policy deficits remain.

What nonprofits need to know about assessing security risk

August 24, 2018
As laws regarding data security standards mature, small companies and nonprofits increasingly find themselves facing complex decisions about the security measures that are right for them.

Should our nonprofit get cybersecurity insurance?

April 4, 2018
The answer starts with gaining a clear understanding of risk. Risk is part of existence. You can’t stop it. But there are things you can do to manage or mitigate risk: avoid, reduce, transfer, or accept.

DIY PCI compliance: What nonprofits need to know to protect their donors

March 14, 2018
Becoming PCI compliant is imperative, especially as more organizations’ data practices face increased scrutiny. While all the rules and regulations sound extremely technical, PCI compliance is not just an IT function—it involves buy-in from leadership and the entire organization.

PCI compliance and PCI DSS: A brief primer that may save your organization

January 24, 2018
PCI compliance is a phrase fairly unknown to most people, but one that can send chills down the back of those familiar with e-commerce and online donations. If your nonprofit sells anything or accepts donations, here's what you need to know to make sure the service you use to accept those funds is PCI compliant.

6 steps to implement a password manager at your nonprofit

June 20, 2017
Back in 2012, we implemented an organization-wide password manager here at NTEN, finally replacing our comically insecure “Shared Passwords” document, and the all-too-common practice of reusing the same password across a variety of different sites. Five years later, this change may be the most significant stress-reducing and time-saving policy I’ve ever put in place at NTEN since I started working here more than 10 years ago.

Protect your nonprofit from cyber attacks

May 17, 2017
Nonprofits are at great risk of cyber attacks like the WannaCry ransomware attack, which infected more than 200,000 computers last week. Get the 4-1-1 about internet security from a nonprofit expert.

IT security: a Q&A with expert Leon Wilson

April 19, 2017
What is IT security, exactly, and what's the worst that can happen? Most pressingly: How can often cash-strapped nonprofit organizations keep their information—and their clients' or donors' information—safe and sound? IT expert Leon Wilson answers some questions.