Cybersecurity is an ever-changing, rapidly-evolving field. Not only are the technical and operational challenges more complex than ever before, but too often we focus on the latest hack and lose sight of how to prepare our environments in concrete ways for the threats to come. The legal, technical and institutional challenges posed by the issue of cybersecurity are global and far-reaching, and can only be addressed through a coherent strategy taking into account the role of different stakeholders and existing initiatives, within a framework of international cooperation. Emerging Data Privacy regulations around the world are also forcing nonprofits to think beyond traditional cybersecurity and consider how to protect the data of the general public, employees, and even vendors and suppliers. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are just two of a trend towards enhanced consumer data protection - which carries heavy fines for non-compliance. This course is intended for nonprofit decision makers to cover the fundamentals of a mature cross-enterprise cybersecurity program, including how to establish a culture of compliance when it comes to protecting personal information.
By the end of the course, attendees will be able to: Describe current cybersecurity and privacy threats facing nonprofit organizations.
Articulate the unique roles and responsibilities they have in defining a security-forward posture for their organization.