Hackers and data stealers are constantly evolving their tactics to take information from companies. Nonprofits should specifically be careful when handling donor information. Those lists are a gold mine for thieves and can jeopardize your entire information system.
Every nonprofit should be taking additional measures, especially as they grow, to ensure safety in your data collection. Not only does it extend to data but the very hardware that you use could be out-of-date or unsecured.
So, here's what we did... we compiled 10 questions to ask yourself when operating a nonprofit. Be sure to hone in on some of these timelines and act fast if you have never taken safety steps!
1. When was the last time you did a backup on all of your devices?
2. What were the results of your last data backup tests?
3. When was the last time you did a scan for viruses and what were the results on all devices?
4. When did you last review user permissions and remove old employees?
5. When was the last warranty audit on equipment to prevent breakdowns from old age?
6. Do you know where your technology procedures, credentials, licenses, etc. are stored?
7. How many people have access to this information? If only one person, are there easily accessible copies?
8. When was the last time you checked your website and user accounts for evidence of hacking?
9. When was the last time you updated all of your network equipment firmware to ensure they are safe from hacking or other vulnerabilities?
10. What was the result of the last test of your organization’s user passwords length and strength?
If you are either unsure about these answers or don't remember the last time you took precaution to data threats, you might want to get with an IT professional to help your cause. Your mission must continue and data security should not be taken lightly!
LET US BE YOUR NONPROFIT’S IT SOLUTION. IT’S NONPROFIT IT DONE DIFFERENTLY.