Resources to help you keep disasters from becoming disastrous
Disaster preparedness isn't just about being ready for a fire or earthquake; it’s a nimble, flexible approach to your organization’s day-to-day programs and operations.
Spam Prevention Toolkit
Spam is more than simply a nuisance. Those unwanted ads for mortgages, pharmaceuticals, and unclaimed millions filling your inbox can inflict a variety of problems upon your organization, from lost time and correspondence to identity theft, viruses, and other forms of malware.
Malware is a serious threat to your nonprofit. Do you know how to detect and prevent it? Guest author Peter Pane provides some tips.
There are many reasons why we need to format a hard drive. For example, you may have bought a new computer and would like to give your old hard drive to a friend or colleague, and as a result, you need to format the hard drive to protect your privacy. Or perhaps your PC got infected with malware or a virus, rendering your hard drive inaccessible, and Windows says it needs formatting to access. Or, you installed a new drive, it needs to be formatted before we can use it. The reasons to format are plenty!
Nonprofits collect a lot of data - from donation forms, research surveys, meeting records, mailing lists, to audio/video recordings. And without proper protection, your data is not only open to cyber criminals, but also to government surveillance and corporate hacks. Therefore, the more data you gather, the more it becomes a necessity to manage it safely.
According to the Hackmageddon site, the nonprofit sector compared with other sectors represented 19.5% of cyber attacks in 2015. In October 2016, they reported a jump to 42.9% for the nonprofit sector.
We are awash in a sea of data, and we’re not handling it well. Literally. Nonprofits, like every other organization or corporation, are taking in more information than ever before, and more than we know how to handle.
TechSoup Canada is proud to announce Horizon DataSys as our newest donor partner! Horizon Datasys is a software development company that provides instant-recovery software that keeps computers in a preset state, which can help you instantly recover from any IT catastrophe.
"The cloud" refers to a computer concept whereby groups of large computers specializing in storing and processing information (known as "servers") work together to share information and workloads towards completing a specific task.
The vast majority of security breaches are not caused by an astoundingly skilled hacker; they’re caused by scammers. These malicious social engineers try to trick people into giving them information that is valuable in itself (such as credit card information) or could lead to a treasure trove of data to be sold on the black market.