Idealware: Nonprofit Technology Policy Workbook

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July 13, 2017

The new Idealware Nonprofit Technology Policy Workbook is now available for download. More than half of the nonprofit organizations surveyed in a 2016 report said that they had experienced a data breach caused by an employee. Most of those security breaches were not caused by maliciousness, however, but by carelessness. Staff members often don’t know when they’re taking risks. Good technology policies protect your organization’s data and reputation by providing clear guidance on what’s acceptable and how to manage risky situations.

By documenting your policies, sharing them widely, training users to understand them, and enforcing them consistently, your nonprofit can significantly reduce the risks and ensure that everyone is clear on what’s expected. Idealware created this workbook to help you think through specific policies to manage your nonprofit’s risk. It contains prompts to help you create and document policies for the acceptable use of technology and networks, personal devices for work, how to provide IT guidance to “accidental techies,” how to respond to an IT incident, and how to recover your technology after a major disaster.

Community IT Innovators is proud to sponsor this security policy workbook. For more information on crafting or updating an IT security policy for your organization, join CTO Matt Eshleman on July 19th from 4-5pm in our July webinar.

Sponsored by Community IT Innovators and Idealware, this workbook is free to download from the Idealware site.

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