Cyber Security Considerations for the Philanthropic Sector
Cyber Security is in the headlines all the time, and sophisticated cyber-attacks disrupt and threaten the delivery of essential services we provide to our communities. Our discussion will focus on the harm and disruption that is in front of us when it comes to protecting our data, privacy of our constituents, staff and key stake holders. Whether your organization’s primary focus is that of grantmaker, family or community foundation, cyber security must be on your radar.
Craig Showalter will share his experience from 2015 and 2016 when the data from Wyoming Community Foundation was hacked and his staff members became victims when fraudulent tax returns were filed using their employee data. Though local police and the FBI investigated, the source of the breach was never discovered. We hope to raise awareness to this issue, discuss how we can quickly share known vulnerabilities and threats in our sector, and learn from our experience as we seek a solution to this challenge.
Together we will address several questions, including:
- What is cyber security?
- How breach happens – phishing, backdoor, spoofing, outdated firmware/patch, etc.
- Why it's important for us as grantmakers to protect computer systems.
- How to be prepare by understanding the local, state, and federal regulations and set up policies and procedures on the usage IT systems.
- What to do when the breach happens and how to follow the legal procedures in compliance to local/state regulations.
- Share actionable steps for funders in the region to start addressing cyber security threats.
- Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
- Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MT (09:30 – 11:00 a.m. PT)
- Dial-in/log-in information will be provided upon registration.
- This program is appropriate for Philanthropy Northwest members, including state nonprofit associations. Non-member philanthropic institutions are also invited. This event is not open to the public.
10:30 – 10:50 a.m. Participant Introduction
- Who is on the call?
- Peer Updates
10:50 – 11:45 a.m. Discussion on Cyber Security Considerations for the Philanthropic Sector
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wrap-up, Q/A, and group discussion
This quarterly series is supported by Philanthropy Northwest members to extend and deepen our involvement with grantmakers and representatives from statewide nonprofit associations in these three states. Please keep in mind that it is not appropriate to solicit donations in these conversations, but collaborative grantmaking and information sharing are encouraged. The agenda for each teleconference is created by participants, for participants. Please help us co-create the agenda for our calls in 2018. You can contact Paul Kim with any questions, suggestions or to discuss potential topics.
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