Data Security

Why Cybersecurity Should Be On Your Nonprofit’s Radar
September 24, 2019 at 12:21 pm

There's a growing concern for the nonprofit industry in how unprepared organizations are right now for defending against cyberattacks. Are you taking your organization's cybersecurity seriously?

Is Your Nonprofit at Risk? Donor Data Protection Is a Global Priority
February 12, 2019 at 12:34 pm

On May 25, 2018, the European Union set into law the General Data Protection Regulation. Although it is intended to protect people living in Europe, you might recall when it came into effect, how your email inbox got cluttered with hundreds of messages from practically every organization that you subscribe to...

Donor Data Is at Risk in the Nonprofit Sector: What Can Be Done?
August 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm

A colleague of mine, who happens to be a former fundraiser, has said to me that if she were a thief, one of the places she would hack first is a nonprofit organization. She’s probably right. Let’s think about it for a moment...

That Dreaded Credit Card Fraud Alert
June 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm

There it was: a text and an email message from my credit card company. Someone was trying to use my card in a different state! I had traveled there the week before and stopped at one of those travel plazas to fill up my car. Maybe that’s where it happened...

Facebook Stumbles, But Doesn’t Fall
May 1, 2018 at 1:10 pm

As Facebook has become increasingly embedded in the lives of millions around the world, its importance has also grown for nonprofit organizations as a vital channel for engaging with existing and potentially new supporters and donors...

Charity Fundraising After Facebook's Data Breach: Risks, But Little Choice
March 22, 2018 at 11:55 am

The scandal engulfing Facebook has prompted privacy concerns among charities, but experts say the platform’s unrivalled reach means they have little choice but to continue relying on it to raise money. Facebook was rocked this weekend by a whistleblower who said the data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed information to build profiles of voters. With…

How Artificial Intelligence Can Protect Nonprofits Against Fraud
February 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm

As we’re entering a very technologically advanced age, nonprofit organizations are often victim to fraud. Fraudsters are targeting nonprofits, using nonprofit donation pages as testing grounds for fraudulent card testing. Card testers build computer algorithms that automatically and rapidly attempt donation form submissions with different credit card number combinations...

How to Keep Your Nonprofit's Data Safe
October 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Nonprofits tend to be wary of devoting their limited budget to comprehensive data security. Regardless, taking cybersecurity precautions is essential for a nonprofit's livelihood. Some hackers may prefer the lucrative nature of hacking large corporations, though others view nonprofits as the perfect victim instead...

Cybersecurity Questions to Ask Your Vendor: Part 2
October 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Strapped for time and resources, nonprofits often need vendors to get things done. But just because you outsource projects, it doesn’t mean your data is safe from cybersecurity threats. In part one of this series, “Employ These Corporate Cyber Security Safeguards Now," we examined critical initiatives you can employ to help protect your constituent data internally...

Employ These Corporate Cyber Security Safeguards Now: Part 1
September 26, 2017 at 11:02 am

Nonprofits aren’t immune. In fact, nonprofit organizations may be prime cyber-attack targets. Most collect and store sensitive data like emails, social security numbers, billing information and more. Despite this, nonprofits are often hesitant to make cybersecurity a priority due to the investment of time and resources...