Why Is Cybersecurity For Your Nonprofit So Important?

Managing a nonprofit organization is a difficult process. Resources are limited, and therefore even more valuable than in profitable companies. When the margins are thin and the operation is small and efficient, expenditures to keep your IT systems running properly can be difficult to justify.

But that doesn’t mean you can risk under-investing in cybersecurity.

The State Of Nonprofit Cybersecurity In 2019

Nonprofits struggle with many challenges that traditional enterprise-based corporations do not, given that they often operate on the bare minimum of resources, staff, and volunteers.

Nowhere is that struggle more dire than with cybersecurity. When resources are stretched thin, many nonprofits will cut corners where they think they can. Often, that means cybersecurity.

That’s why up to 70% of nonprofits have never conducted a vulnerability assessment. And nearly the same number have no type of cybersecurity response plan in place.

Everyone is aware that a data breach is always a possibility. But when it comes to nonprofits, those at risk are the ones that actually donated their money to a worthy cause. The last thing you want to do is put them at risk. That’s why you need to make sure you’ve invested in IT services that will keep your data (including the financial and personal information of your donors) secure.

Put simply – nonprofits need cybersecurity support, but they can’t afford to pay for extensive management plans from massive security services providers.

That’s why Alliance Technology Partners is proud to offer our Nonprofit Cybersecurity Plan, an affordable service that will keep you secure. This cybersecurity plan, designed with nonprofits in mind, features powerful security solutions from our ARMADA Cyber Secure IT Management service.

What Does ARMADA Include?

ARMADA is a complete, fully managed solution comprised of IT management components and cyber-security protection. It’s a holistic approach to protect your nonprofit data, with features including:

  • Cyber Bootcamp: Security awareness training to help your staff members know what to look for and how to protect themselves.
  • NextGen Endpoint Security: A set of security tools that counter malicious activity in real-time, before damage can occur.
  • Cyber Security User Testing: The best way to ensure your staff members have retained knowledge from cyber bootcamp is with comprehensive testing.
  • Internal Threat Monitoring: A technology that allows us to identify suspicious, potentially dangerous activity, and resolve it before it’s too late.
  • 24/7/365 Network Monitoring and Support: We keep an eye on your network around-the-clock to prevent issues from turning into downtime.
  • Advanced Email Filtering: This stops zero-day viruses in their tracks to keep your inbox clean of malicious activity.
  • Secure Password and Privileged Access Management: Easy-to-use hub for storing and managing passwords and key operating procedures.
  • Dark Web Monitoring: We make sure your personal or confidential information is never posted to the web without your knowledge.

What Does ARMADA Protect Your Nonprofit From?

  • Malware: Whether it’s conventional malware such as trojans, ransomware, worms, backdoors, or memory-only, ARMADA will keep it off your systems.
  • Exploits: Cybercriminals can hide exploits in Office documents, Adobe files, automated macros and spear phishing emails, as well as penetrate your systems while you browse the web. ARMADA keeps you safe from both.
  • Viruses And Worms: Just by visiting the wrong website, a member of your staff can infect your network with a virus or worm – ARMADA keeps your systems protected.

Members of the nonprofit world have much more important things to spend money on, rather than internal cybersecurity staff, expensive security training and education, and capital expenses for security hardware.

You deserve a cybersecurity plan that keeps your data protected, but is priced with your industry in mind. With Alliance Technology Partners, you get the best of both worlds – affordability and security.

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