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5 Ransomware Questions Board Members Should Be Asking
Posted by Ray Gandy on Fri, Sep 17, 2021 @ 11:41 AM

Ransomware has quickly become a rising threat across all industry lines. Recent research suggests these attacks have surged by 150% in the past year alone, with the average victim payment increasing by over 300%.

These cyber risk advancements reinforce the need for board members to be actively involved in all cybersecurity development and promotion. Review the following questions we recommend board members address as they establish a culture of cybersecurity preparedness.

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Topics: not-for-profit, NFP, board members, cybersecurity, software, cyber attacks, Ray Gandy, cyber security, data privacy, information security, supply chain, shareholders, data encryption, ransomware, penetration testing, hackers

Supply Chain Attacks: How Can You Protect Your Organization?
Posted by Ray Gandy on Fri, Aug 27, 2021 @ 03:04 PM

Supply chain attacks are quickly becoming a leading threat to many industries. Recent headlines of data breaches and the increasing sophistication in cyber-attacks are not only worrisome but downright frightening. Unfortunately, the problem isn't going away. In today's digital world, the use of third-party services is here to stay, as it allows organizations to remain efficient and cut costs. But with those contracts comes a fragile price: access to your organization's private data.

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Topics: not-for-profit, NFP, cybersecurity, software, cyber attacks, Ray Gandy, cyber security, supply chain, third-party, CISA

The Higher Education Sector Is in the Crosshairs of Cyber Criminals
Posted by Ray Gandy on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Higher Education continues to be an attractive target for cyber criminals. In July 2020, Comparitech reported that 1,327 data breaches in the education sector had resulted in the exposure of 24.5 million records since 2005. Higher education accounted for three-quarters of those breaches. Why not, with the gold mine of data that pays the bills for cybercrime, including students, families, employees, faculty, partners and donors’ information?

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Topics: enterprise risk management, Chief Financial Officers, CFO, NFP, board members, cybersecurity, cyber risk assessment, nonprofit, Nonprofit Board, cyber attacks, Ray Gandy, risk assessment, higher education, NIST

As COVID-19 Vaccine Research Advances, So Do Cyber Threats from China
Posted by Kyle Konopasek on Mon, Aug 3, 2020 @ 01:15 PM

Healthcare entities that are conducting research related to COVID-19 treatment should note that U.S. intelligence officials have detected possible interference from foreign actors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported in early July that it detected threats from China related to U.S. COVID-19 treatment and intellectual property.

.In an interview with the Washington Post, FBI Director Christopher Wray indicated that Chinese cyber actors have attempted to steal intellectual property, public health records, and information about vaccines, treatments, and testing from U.S. medical facilities, biotech labs, and academic institutions to send to the Chinese government.

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Topics: internal control, not-for-profit, NFP, cybersecurity, cyber risk assessment, cyber risks, cyber attacks, data attacks, data privacy, COVID-19, FBI

5 Things Board Members Need to Know About Their Organization’s Cybersecurity Strategy
Posted by Ray Gandy on Tue, Sep 24, 2019 @ 07:42 AM

Cyber criminals have gotten wise to the fact that not-for-profits sit on a relative goldmine of sensitive data, including employee health information, Social Security numbers, donor information, and billing information.

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Topics: not-for-profit, NFP, cybersecurity, cyber attacks, Ray Gandy, cyber security, Donor Information

7 Steps Not-For-Profits Can Take to Protect Sensitive Data
Posted by Brenda Piazza on Tue, May 30, 2017 @ 02:03 PM

The protection of sensitive information is vital in today’s operating environment. There were more than 100,000 information security incidents and 3,141 confirmed data breaches in 2016, according to a recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report.

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Topics: non-for-profit, Non-profits, cybersecurity, nonprofit, Brenda Piazza

Enhance Your Not-for-Profit’s Cybersecurity Strategy
Posted by Christopher Roach on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Data breaches affect all organizations, from small not-for-profit organizations to large commercial retailers. Hackers do not discriminate. Should your organization fall victim to a cyber attack, the results could be devastating. The average cost of a data breach in 2014 was $3.5 million. Furthermore, threats to cybersecurity appear to be increasing both in quantity and in severity. Data breaches doubled from 2012 to 2013 and from 2013 to 2014, the average cost of data breaches went up by more than 15 percent.

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Topics: cybersecurity, risk management, Christopher Roach

How to Triage a Website Breach
Posted by John Robichaud on Thu, Jul 9, 2015 @ 09:16 AM

Your organization’s website can be a dangerous tool if it falls into the wrong hands. Unauthorized users may use the reputation of your not-for-profit organization to promote their spam websites, or they may distribute malware through your website to access sensitive information about your organization, its shareholders and its website users.

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Topics: John Robichaud, cybersecurity, triage a website breach

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