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Cyber Security 101: Practical Ways to Protect Your Nonprofit from Idealware

July 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Three 90-minute webinars, Thursdays, July 11 – July 25, 1 to 2:30 PM Eastern

Regular Price: $135
WVNPA Member Price: $115 (email for discount code)


Cyber security is an increasingly important issue to the nonprofit community. Financially motivated cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency and nonprofit organizations are now a specific target due to their lack of policies and security training.

This webinar series will explore the mechanisms of cyber-attacks and how to protect against them at the organizational level, steps individual staff members can take to help reduce threats, and how to assess and plan for improvements in your organization. Designed for small- to medium-sized organizations, this course will focus on simple, practical solutions. Finally, we’ll cap things off with an “ask the expert” session where you can try to stump Tech Impact’s highly experienced consulting team with your security questions. Participants do not need any previous cyber or technical experience to benefit from this course.  It’s designed for people with zero years of experience.

Course Schedule
All sessions take place on Thursdays at 1 PM Eastern and last for 90 minutes.

July 11: How Vulnerable Are You?
Cyber-attacks are on the rise. Though they can take a number of different forms, what they all have in common is the devastating financial and reputational effect they can have on an organization. How vulnerable is yours? In this session, we’ll focus on identifying the variety of threats nonprofits are facing and look at common habits and practices that make your organization vulnerable to attacks. We will explore how much a security breach can cost your nonprofit and share ways to assess your current risk and exposure.

July 18: Keeping Your Organization Secure
Now that we have an idea of what kinds of attacks you could be facing, we’ll move toward keeping your organization secure. In this session, we will share tips and tricks to boost security using existing software like Microsoft Office, how to establish security policies, and the best ways to train your staff about security issues. Depending on the results of your organization’s risk assessment, it may be worth investing in stronger security measures—we’ll share some of the tools and professional assessment and monitoring services available to help you make the best decision for your needs.

July 25: Ask the Expert
Perfect security is not attainable—and different organizations will have different needs. In this session, we’ll offer the chance for you to ask a team of cyber-security experts and consultants specific questions, and to benefit from their expertise.

About Your Trainer
As Tech Impact’s Director of Client Solutions and Education, Linda Widdop manages all aspects of client relations, including educating nonprofits about technology solutions. She works with local, regional, and national partners to provide the nonprofit community with increased knowledge of technology through speaking engagements, individual consultations, and digital content delivery. She has worked in the computer industry for over 30 years in a variety of roles, including manufacturing, retail sales, and extensive technology training experience, and holds a Masters of Education degree from Arcadia University.

Other Info
Every session and demo will be recorded and available to individuals who have registered for the course. A weekly email will include access information for the recordings collected that week. Please register with the email address where you would like to receive the access code and dial-in information for the online seminar. Also, be sure to add to your contacts to ensure meeting details do not get caught in your spam folder. All registered participants are granted access to the recordings of each session. Participants who cannot attend any of the sessions due to scheduling conflicts will still have access to the toolkit presentation decks and handouts.

Register: (WVNPA Members: Don’t forget to email us for the discount code)


July 11, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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