Tag: ransomware

We’re mapping the nonprofit cybersecurity landscape—and we need your help.

NTEN, in partnership with Microsoft, has produced the first State of Nonprofit Cybersecurity Survey, which asks nonprofits what steps they’re taking to protect their organizations and clients.

Your answers to these questions will help us understand:

  • the policies and procedures your nonprofit has for who and how people can access your systems,
  • to what extent nonprofits are using technology to protect their systems,
  • what kind of training is offered to nonprofit staff, and
  • how the way nonprofits operate contributes to cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Your contributions will be anonymized and used in aggregate to produce this landmark report, to be released this fall. Organizations like NTEN will use this data to inform their training and support programs, so we can help the sector better protect its systems and the data our clients have entrusted us with.

And you don’t have to be technology staff to take the survey! If your organization doesn’t have an IT team, we still want to hear from you.

The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete, and participants can elect to enter to win a registration to the Nonprofit Technology Conference or an NTEN course of their choice.

Take the survey today.

 

There’s a new wave of ransomware sweeping the globe. Last week, more than 200,000 computers were infected in 150 countries by the WannaCry Decryptor, which encrypts users’ files while the attackers extort money to unlock them.

Many nonprofits don’t realize they’re vulnerable until it’s too late. In fact, nonprofits are often at greater risk:

  • 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.

We are discounting our Intro to IT Security course, which starts next week, to help more nonprofits gain access to the tools and skills they need to protect themselves from cyber attacks like WannaCry. Leon Wilson, a nonprofit IT security expert with more than 20 years of experience, will share resources and practical tips on how you can protect yourself and your organization.

Use the discount code protect and get a 25% discount. Sign up today and make sure your nonprofit is prepared.

Still can’t afford it? Contact us at training@nten.org and tell us a bit about your work and why you want to take this course.