Website security for nonprofit decision-makers

Every day there is news of data leaks, software vulnerabilities, phishing campaigns, and reports of ransomware and malware attacks.

Lack of security management can result in 

  • Loss of personally identifiable information (PII)
  • Loss of confidential data
  • Loss, theft, transfer of funds
  • Ransom payments of data and intellectual property
  • Release and exposure of data and intellectual property
  • Legal repercussions: fines and lawsuits
  • Loss and damage of reputation 
  • Dissolution of business and firing of staff
  • Criminal charges for organizations and individuals for negligence
  • Loss of property and life in extreme cases

In 1733, Benjamin Franklin penned the phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This modern-day parable is easily applied to online security as well. Most of these problems can be prevented by 1) being aware of your security risks and 2) implementing a handful of security best practices. 

This course covers most of the website security fundamentals. It will make you aware of the different types of risks, teach you how to detect and mitigate them, and equip you with the tools to automate the detection and prevention of security breaches. 

Who this course is for: 

  • Executive directors who want to understand the security landscape.
  • Staff building or managing a website.

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Cost per course

Members $125/Non-members $250

Qualifying credits

NTEN professional certificate

Certified Fund Raising Executive

Certified Association Executive

Course overview

Threat awareness

Understand the variety and risk level of security threats.

Security matrix

Review and assess the controls available to mitigate security.

Tools and technologies

Introduction to practical tools for mitigating risk.

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As the leader, security starts with you!

- Instructor Salim Lakhani

Meet the presenter

Salim Lakhani

Salim Lakhani

Pronouns: He/Him



Salim has held technical management and leadership positions across various startups and Global 2000 organizations. These positions included responsibilities in DevOps, Cyber Security, Product Management and Operations. Recently, he has served as a subject matter expert for large scale Amazon Web Services, Cloud Native, and DevOps initiatives. Salim received his bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master’s degree in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon. Professional certifications include AWS Solutions Architect, CSPO from Scrum Alliance, and Cyber Security from MIT. He has authored over two dozen courses and serves as a Community Ambassador to CNCF, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.  Salim also teaches a Web Security class at NTEN. Security is not a one-person job. All leaders should be competent in the basics of security. His classes are high level and highly interactive. Attendees should be able to take their knowledge and easily share them with others in their organization. He is based out of Denver, Colorado.

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