Nonprofits need antivirus solutions
June 10, 2013
Anyone who uses a computer these days needs to ensure there are antivirus solutions installed on the device before proceeding. Using an unprotected machine can result in problems for the user if he or she types in personal information, while a bug could also infiltrate all files on the computer and potentially infect other devices using the same network.
Because so many nonprofits and foundations are increasingly using the Internet to garner donations, finding the perfect antivirus platform is a big concern for many administrators in this sector. Recently, a report published by Crystal & Company revealed that organizations aren't as safe as they may believe, mostly because only 22 percent have a dedicated risk manager on staff.
"For a nonprofit organization, risk management is paramount because it's crucial that this sector protects its operations, personnel, and reputation as complex risks continue to evolve," explained Crystal & Company Executive Vice President John Smith.
The NonProfit Times suggested that administrators should at least ensure there are basic security features installed on all computers within their organization, like antivirus software, firewalls, backup programs and physical security tools. Moreover, employees should know to use complex, unique passwords whenever possible.
As foundations tap into emerging digital channels to raise funds online, they can benefit from nonprofit fundraising software that tracks incoming donations and quantitatively measures the success of their efforts.