Securing the nonprofit community- Apparo and National Cybersecurity Alliance lead the charge for enhanced nonprofit cyber protection
As we continue to observe Cybersecurity Awareness Month, let’s take this opportunity to strengthen our digital defenses and work together to create a safer digital landscape for nonprofits and the communities they serve. As an official #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth Champion (you can find us listed here: Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions), we are dedicated to sharing these valuable resources, like these strategies and tip sheets below, and urge you to share them among your colleagues, volunteers, and stakeholders. Apparo takes pride in providing ongoing support to our nonprofit partners.
All month long, we will continue to promote key behaviors to encourage everyone to stay secure online.
Implement these strategies for an instant cybersecurity boost:
- Use Strong Passwords and a Password Manager
- Turn on Multifactor Authentication
- Recognize and Report Phishing
- Update Your Software
As we find ourselves in the heart of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it’s an ideal time to pause and reflect on the critical importance of safeguarding our digital assets and sensitive information. While this month-long initiative serves as a reminder for everyone to prioritize cybersecurity, let’s dive into why nonprofits need to be particularly vigilant and discover how they can further bolster their defenses.
Nonprofits, much like any other company or organization, depend heavily on technology for efficient mission execution. Whether it’s managing donor data, utilizing email communication, or advocating for their causes online, nonprofits are equally vulnerable to cyber threats as businesses or individuals. In fact, their appeal to cybercriminals is heightened due to the valuable data they handle, including sensitive donor information. Protecting these digital assets is paramount to ensure their continued impact and trustworthiness.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected when using technology whenever and however you connect. Apparo is proud to champion this online safety and education initiative this October to help ensure our nonprofit community remains well-informed in this global cybersecurity movement.
PDF of all Tipsheets: Client Services – TipSheets_Security – All Documents (sharepoint.com)