Strategies for Securing Nonprofit Networks

Doctor Chaos

Nonprofits often think about how to attract more volunteers or achieve a greater reach with their fundraising initiatives. Nonprofits Are Vulnerable Unfortunately, though, nonprofits are at risk for cyberattacks.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Computer Weekly

You’ll have everything you need to be an amazing nonprofit communications professional. Find out How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit with John Haydon. Nonprofit Tech for Good has released their 2018 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar.

Newly Nonprofit Vancouver Internet Exchange Moves Into Cologix Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

The colocation deal is part of the process of restructuring VANIX as a nonprofit member-governed Internet exchange. Read More. colocation Cologix Connectivity Peering

Mark Your Calendars for the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit!

Datacponomy

The Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit, April 18-20, Washington, DC is an immersive event where nonprofit and association leaders discuss concepts and ideas for advancing their missions through their people. Interact with high-quality leaders from the nonprofit sector.

How to track and report polling place problems on Election Day

Tech Republic Big Data

Election-tracking nonprofit Ushahidi will use SMS, social media, and email to connect citizens with vetted volunteers and lawyers to monitor the upcoming US election

How the National Cybersecurity Center mitigates 90% of attacks reported

Tech Republic Security

The National Cybersecurity Center helps SMBs, nonprofits, and governments fight cybercrime. Here's how your business can benefit from their tactics

Good work, and good works, at Cloud for Good

ComputerWorld IT Management

The premium Salesforce.org partner is a B corporation, which means it’s a for-profit business certified by the nonprofit B Lab as meeting certain standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. It was founded by Tal Frankfurt, who learned Salesforce when he was working as a fundraiser, trying to better manage donors, participants and volunteers at a nonprofit for at-risk youth in Israel.

Secure HTTP connections now available for anyone

IT Manager Daily

The nonprofit certificate authority Let’s Encrypt recently unveiled a new service that would allow anyone to get free “wildcard” certificates to enable secure HTTP connections for entire domains. The nonprofit also released a new version of the Automated Certificate Management Environment protocol, which is an interface that automates verification of certificate requests and is required to get wildcard certificates.

Burning Man's tech director brings full-scale IT to Black Rock City

ComputerWorld IT Management

Additionally, she oversees the Burning Man nonprofit organization's year-round IT needs, where a team of more than 20 full-time staffers and contractors support the group's community- and art-focused efforts around the globe. Most IT executives inherit an existing technology environment; Heather Gallagher gets to build her own every year.

Angry about Oracle licensing? The cloud lets you change the game

David Linthicum

So says the Campaign for Clear Licensing , a Belgian nonprofit advocacy group that conducted a survey showing that enterprises consider their relationship with Oracle to be " hostile." Can enterprises trust Oracle to avoid vendor lock-in for its cloud offerings? Fears that it will lock in and abuse customers via burdensome licensing arrangements, as it is often accused of doing for its enterprise software, could lock Oracle out of the growing cloud computing market.

ACC Foundation Releases Extensive State of Cybersecurity Report

CTOvision

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies and sponsored enterprises, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. PPL forms program for nonprofit groups (republicanherald.com). Kickstarter CEO: Why We're a Benefits Corporation, Not a Nonprofit (entrepreneur.com). Katie Kennedy.

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Author and Tech Strategist Melvin Greer Profiled by WashingtonExec

Cloud Musings

Mel also leads The Greer Institute , a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. Congratulations to my NCOIC colleague and dear friend Melvin Greer on his impressive WashingtonExec interview.

Meet ADP's 'business anthropologist,' putting human thought behind chatbots

ComputerWorld IT Management

has developed her craft over 15-plus years at a variety of organizations — a nonprofit, a telecommunications company and an e-commerce firm. Martha Bird has one of the more unusual positions in the technology space: She's a business anthropologist. Bird, who ran a family farm in New Hampshire before earning an anthropology Ph.D., Her niche is helping global brands optimize their systems to meet the needs of users across multiple markets.

Half of banking customers now using fintech

Network World

Financial technology (fintech) products and services are picking up tremendous steam, particularly with younger, tech-savvy and affluent customers, according to the World FinTech Report 2017 (WFTR), recently released by Capgemini, LinkedIn and Efma (a global nonprofit organization composed of banks and insurance companies).

Government 'box huggers' avoid the cloud for a reason

David Linthicum

The Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group -- a nonprofit that has two U.S. Congressmen as co-chairs -- has released its first report, " Don't Be a Box Hugger ," which assesses the state of cloud computing in the federal government. The report is not unbiased. It was underwritten by Amazon Web Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dell, MeriTalk, and Microsoft, so the sponsors have dogs in this hunt. And that bias affects the findings.

IDG Contributor Network: Preparing for a Salesforce implementation

ComputerWorld IT Management

I have learned that it does not matter if you are a small nonprofit or a Fortune 100 enterprise company -- one of the best investments you can make in your Salesforce implementation process is to have a clear plan. Over the past decade, I have seen more than 1,000 Salesforce implementations deployed to a wide variety of organizations.

Upcoming Blog Series On TransCelerate Shared Investigator Platform (SIP)

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In an industry that has historically been siloed and secretive, the nonprofit collaboration known as TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc. TransCelerate) is a clear indicator of change.

Fed Tech Roundup August 20

CTOvision

Federal CTO Megan Smith to Receive Nonprofit Org’s ‘Charging Buffalo’ Award Sept. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com ): Fed Tech Ticker. How to Get Ahead of 2016: Ensuring Federal IT Can Adapt to Leadership Transitions - Nextgov. Homeland Security Today: Invincea Addresses Billion Dollar Malvertising Problem. OPM: CDM will offer baseline security - FCW.com.

Core Qualifications to Being Chief

A CIO's Voice

5 – BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

9 biggest information security threats through 2019

Network World

To help you navigate the terrain, each year the Information Security Forum (ISF) — a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues on behalf of its members — puts out its Threat Horizon report to provide members with a forward-looking view of the biggest security threats over a two-year period. The information security threat landscape is constantly evolving.

Reset the Net Campaign

CTOvision

Fight for the Future , a nonprofit that advocates for digital rights and Internet freedom, is spearheading an anti- National Security Agency protest on June 5 th to Reset the Net. By ShannonPerry.

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How to protect your mission-critical information

Network World

Yesterday, the nonprofit Information Security Forum (ISF) announced the availability of Protecting the Crown Jewels: How to Secure Mission-Critical Information Assets , the latest in a series of reports geared to helping organizations do just that. Given the vast and increasing volumes of data within organizations today, securing your data can seem an insurmountable task.

Industry leaders set cloud computing security benchmarks

Cloud Musings

Both nonprofits, their individual missions and goals are synergistic: CSA: To promote best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing and provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing. Security has long been the No.

What is MANRS and does your network have it?

Network World

The Internet Society (ISOC) , a cause-driven nonprofit organization that seeks to promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet and the parent organization of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards body, is moving to change that. While the internet itself was first envisioned as a way of enabling robust, fault-tolerant communication, the global routing infrastructure that underlies it is relatively fragile.

CIT (@CITorg) Announces New Solicitation for Commercialization Fund (pls help spread word)

CTOvision

The solicitation targets research and commercialization performed by Virginia public and private universities, nonprofit research institutions, and young companies. Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. By Bob Gourley CIT Announces Second of Two FY2014 Solicitations for the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) . Eligible applicants invited to apply for nearly $5M in CRCF funds.

4th Annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit

CTOvision

The anticipation is that the 700+ attendees from government, business, research, media, and nonprofits will gain fresh insights from an all-star roster of speakers – as well as exclusive opportunities to see SAP's solutions in action, and to give back to U.S. SAP's annual Solutions Summit is an opportunity to engage and lead the dialogue that is grounded in perspectives from national security leaders such as yourself, on critical issues facing the U.S. national security community.

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Events of Interest To The Enterprise Technologist

CTOvision

Amazon Web Services will host our complimentary seventh annual Public Sector Summit for government, education and nonprofit organizations on June 20-21, 2016 in Washington, DC. Bob Gourley. The following are some of the events we are tracking in our CTO Events Calendar.

What It Means To Be A Leader — EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS

A CIO's Voice

ECQ #5 – BUILDING COALITIONS : This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

CIT Announces Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) FY2014 Fall Solicitation Awards and Upcoming Solicitation

CTOvision

These programs will be available to the private sector and political subdivisions, as well as academia and nonprofit research institutions in Virginia; specific eligibility requirements and other program information will be released with the RFP next month. By Bob Gourley.

The Unprofessionals

A CIO's Voice

A small nonprofit in Connecticut wanted a new Director. The last few months I have been interviewing with firms for the top IT spot. it has been difficult. I have come across several organizations with an interview process that is very unprofessional.

Government Employees and Contractors: Attend 10 Apr Dialog With @LorenSiebert on Open Source DigitalGov Search Tech

CTOvision

Here are some details and instructions on how to register: Open source search technology has improved rapidly in recent years just as private companies, government agencies, and the nonprofit sector are realizing they have a search problem. By Bob Gourley. Loren Siebert is someone I really admire. He is known for delivering real world solutions that work in enterprises, and he has a track record of doing that in ways that help everyone around him.

Phishing test results in a barely-passing grade for users

Network World

The global nonprofit Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) recorded more unique phishing campaigns in the first quarter of 2016 than in any other three-month span since it began tracking data more than a decade ago, and the U.S. Perhaps hundreds of emails cross your screen every day. The day can drag on and in the monotony of your daily routine, you just keep clicking on links without a care in the world.

Virginia Announces Research Commercialization Awards

CTOvision

During this round, applications were invited under six programs -- Commercialization, Eminent Researcher Recruitment, Facilities Enhancement, Matching Funds, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Matching Funds and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Matching Funds -- to support the private sector, academia and nonprofit research institutes across the state. Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been a driver of innovation and entrepreneurship.