Here are some resources especially for nonprofit organizations.
Codestar has an experienced grant-writer on staff to help our customers find and apply for grants to fund IT security projects. This service is available if your nonprofit is signed up for a monthly service with us, or if you plan to hire us to carry out the project. We will brainstorm with you, read your application, and provide editorial suggestions at no charge. If you need us to actually do the research and writing, the fee is $50 to $200 upfront (according to the complexity of the proposal).
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Cybersecurity in Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations
A survey that was conducted by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology. Here are some highlights from the results published in Feb. 2017:
- 50% of respondents had experienced a ramsomware event.
- 56% of responding organizations require cybersecurity training for their staff.
- 49% do not have any staff or department formally assigned to protecting their computing environment from cyberattacks.
Cybersecurity for Nonprofits: Don’t be Scared, Be Prepared
This live 3-part webclass in October 2017 aimed to demystify cybersecurity and help small organizations prioritize to make improvements even with limited resources.
Part 1 Watch the video Download the slides
Part 2 Watch the video Download the slides
Part 3 Watch the video Download the slides
Prepare to improve your organization’s information security in just ten minutes a day with Codestar’s 10 for 10 Guide to getting started with cybersecurity.
About Managed I.T. Services
This can be a great solution for basic IT needs of a small-to-medium nonprofit. But make sure you understand what you’re getting and what you’re not! As this article at TechSoup explains, you may need additional specialized help for cyber security. One additional consideration: if you’re a HIPAA covered entity, you’ll need a Business Associate Agreement from your managed services provider.