Network Services Tips: Security for Nonprofits

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It seems like every day that we hear about some new cyber-attack or digital threat--but most of the companies targeted are big-name or high-risk, right? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Even though your nonprofit organization isn't "in it for the money," cybercriminals still are, which means that you need all the latest tips on keeping your network and your data safe and sound.

Protecting Nonprofits

It's not always easy to know how to protect your tech, especially when threats are becoming more sophisticated by the minute. IT network services is a great tool for defending what matters, helping you understand how security breaches happen, and allowing you to stay ahead of the digital bad guys. As a matter of fact, some of the most important steps are the simplest--things you can do yourself before you even contact IT experts for further advice on security, backup plans, and risk management.

Here's a quick look at the first steps in protecting your nonprofit organization.

Step #1: Don't underestimate password importance.

You probably know that "1234" is a really, really bad password--but do you know what a strong password technique looks like? The best passwords are generally a random collection of numbers and letters, with some capitals thrown in; change them every three months for best results.

Step #2: Put security guidelines in writing.

It's important to make sure that your volunteers are involved in the security process. Make sure that you explain your guidelines and procedures, and remember to write it all down and have everyone sign it so that you're sure they're caught up.

Step #3: Don't put off upgrades.

Whether it's an update of software or a full-scale overhaul of your digital devices, it's important to stay up-to-date as much as possible. If you're using outdated hardware or software, it's easier to become a target.

Protecting your nonprofit from cyber attacks is crucial--and IT network services can help. Contact us today!