G.A.I.N. – powered by Lowe’s
CCP Tech skilled volunteers assessed security protocols and risk of Carolina Raptor Center and provided recommendations for improvement.
Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey, through education, research and the rehabilitation of injured and orphan raptors.
Carolina Raptor Center completed the final phase in their journey of Apparo’s G.A.I.N. program. In this phase received security education and were matched with skilled volunteers, Bill Hammelman and Ross Feldman of Carolina Computer Partners to review their current security practices, identify risks, and make recommendations for improvement. Apparo’s G.A.I.N. program is generously sponsored by Lowe’s and EY.
When the project was completed, we checked in with Kris Cole, Senior Director of Advancement at Carolina Raptor Center, to learn about its significance and anticipated impact. She shared, “Before this project, we were using multi-factor authentication, but did not have a disaster recovery plan in place or any type of security training for our staff. I’m very glad we had this opportunity. It was much more thorough than anything we would have done on our own, so it gives us a very high degree of confidence in the plan we have in place. We are better positioned to avoid any costly disruptions in the future.”
Reflecting on this volunteer opportunity, Bill Hammelman shared, “Working with Kris has been fantastic. She came to this work with an open mind and committed to making improvements, which makes the work fun. It’s always a win working with Kris and with Apparo.”