Nonprofit STAFF IT Security Group TrainingSpecial Offer for WA Nonprofits Members
Nonprofit Staff IT Security Training (Online)
Prevent Cybercrime from Hitting Your Organization
For organizations looking for the most economical training option, our recurring 90-minute group trainings are a great option. Our Nonprofit Staff IT Security Training is geared to empower nonprofit staff members to prevent cybercrime and effectively manage the data/security risks each nonprofit must contend with in today’s technology environment.
Cybercrime is a booming industry, currently raking in $550 Billion Dollars worldwide. This year, ransomware attacks are up 40% and that is up 35% from the previous year, with the average cost of ransomware removal averaging between $5,000 and $20,000 per incident. And the worst part is, from typical ransomware/virus attacks, to what we’ve heard on the news with the City of Atlanta (with mitigation costs currently standing at $20 Million and rising) all it takes is for one user to click on one link or attachment to kick these processes off.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the truth is that nonprofits are uniquely vulnerable to these attacks. Not only is it known in the hacker community that nonprofits are “easy targets”, but nonprofits stand to be hurt much worse than commercial businesses due to the reputation damage that comes from a major attack or breach. Imagine having to explain to a major donor why they should renew their gift for next year after you have recently paid large sums of precious money and time to mitigate an attack, having also potentially leaked sensitive financial, personal, and sensitive population data to be sold on the black market.
What can you do? You can train your staff, you can train your staff to be a solid, effective front-line of defense against these cybercriminals. In our Nonprofit Staff IT Security Training, we’ll do a deep-dive into the most common security issues facing most organizations, with plenty of real-world examples of what to look for and how to respond. We limit each training to 25 participants and we leave time for Q&A to address specific questions/concerns you or your staff may have. By the end of this training, staff will be armed with a solid understanding of modern-day threats with an assortment of practical, easy to understand tools to interrupt and avoid cybercrime.
These group trainings happen twice a month and are a flat $95 per participant (organizations can share a single computer/monitor for small groups).
Check the schedule button below to see our upcoming group training sessions.
Special Offer for Washington Nonprofits Members
Save $25 on our Nonprofit STAFF IT Security Training
$95 $70 (after coupon) Per Computer for 90-Minute Live Training
Coupon Code: WANONPROFITS (use at checkout, code good for any scheduled training)
Offer Expires on July 31, 2018
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Nonprofit IT Security
It’s in the news almost every day it seems. Breaches, hacks, digital ransom, it seems everywhere. If you are a small/medium nonprofit, where do you start? “Security Consultants” want to charge you five figures for what sounds like pretty simple services. Yet, the threats are all too real, something many nonprofits are experiencing either first-hand or hearing about other organizations facing.
It’s true, nonprofit organizations are known to the hacker community as easy targets. With our own clients, we have seen sophisticated attacks against small organizations that we normally see in the commercial sector in clients 10X-20X their size. Sadly, it is known that many nonprofits are under-staffed and under-resourced, which means that their defenses are down.
What Are Nonprofits to Do?
Ask any IT security professional about the #1 thing that any organization can do to protect themselves and they will most often say “user training”. After all, it is users who open the email attachment they shouldn’t, who click on the poisoned link, who after five years still use the password “Password1”. Of course, there are concrete steps management can take to make smart policies and choices, but at the end of the day, windows of opportunities are open for hackers because users keep them open.
Of course, to solve any problem the first step is to fully understand it. By doing a thorough inventory of real vulnerabilities an organization has, leaders can implement software, systems, and procedures to combat their risk head-on.
What can your organization do? You can learn about what your risks are and train your users to not let the wrong people in. We can help.
Our aim is to help you leverage, deploy, and maintain technology in a way that truly empowers your organization.
From friendly, glad you called, expert helpdesk support, to helping you leverage technology to provide efficient automation and powerful process augmentation, we can help your organization get the most out of its technology investments.
FREE NONPROFIT IT SECURITY GUIDE
Subscribe to our newsletter to download our free, 23-step nonprofit IT Security Guide. In it, you’ll learn basic, low-cost steps to secure your organization against the majority of IT Security threats that are out there. Our guide is concise and easy-to-understand and we will only email you (about once a quarter) with valuable content for nonprofits.