Topic: Security

How Nonprofits Can Ensure Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data in the Cloud

September 19, 2014
The vast majority of nonprofits employ cloud computing in some way, but they may not know or think about it. If you use Gmail, Google Docs, Microsoft Office Live Workspace, Salesforce, or Yahoo mail, you’re in the cloud. The cloud delivers key advantages for nonprofits, who often possess limited funds, space, and IT staff. Still, security and compliance are critical issues; many nonprofits worry just how protected they are and how they can meet compliance regulations.

To BYOD or Not to BYOD: One IT Director’s Take

April 8, 2013
Most IT pros I talk to today have strong feelings about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. Some welcome it as a way for their users to get the latest technology without causing a major hit to the IT budget, while others take a very stern NIMBYapproach. While we, as IT admins, may be repulsed by the idea of devices we do not control on our network, many organizations are moving in this direction.

Fraud Happens: A Practical Guide for Nonprofits to Reduce Their Risk

November 14, 2012
Fraud happens. We know it does. Though not inevitable like death and taxes, fraud is something Americans have come to expect. It shows up in the news almost daily; most heartbreaking of all is news of embezzlement or fraud at nonprofit organizations. In an economic climate that makes every dollar precious, no nonprofit wants to lose 5% of its annual revenue to fraud. But while few organizations can be as secure as Fort Knox, there are some concrete precautions every nonprofit can take to safeguard against fraud.