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.
This week, as Canada heads into the first round of negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we should be looking out for what impacts a “modernized” agreement could have on Canadian privacy. OpenMedia's Meghan Sali explains what's at stake.
A computer virus is a piece of code or program that is capable of reproducing itself and infecting or modifying other software. Once executed, a computer virus can corrupt the operating system, damage hard drives, destroy vital data and steal private information. Computer viruses are one part of a larger group of threats known as malware, which is an abbreviated term for “malicious software.” Along with computer viruses, malware also includes spyware, adware, worms and Trojan horses.
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.