Cybersecurity in Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations

Non-Profit and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) rely greatly on the use of information technology for both their operations and innovative strategic program initiatives. In a sense, they are no different than any small, medium or large-scale enterprise with regard to computing. Keeping information confidential and free from integrity and privacy challenges as well as ensuring their systems are available are as important to a Non-Profit and NGO as they are to any other entity and because of this they need to ensure they are protecting themselves, staff and systems against cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

This paper, entitled Cybersecurity in Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organizations, will discuss results from a survey conducted with international NGOs and Non-Profit organizations, including what type of cybersecurity programs, staffing, controls, and assessments are being employed, planned or considered. In addition, several modest suggestions to consider are provided to help the Non-Profit and NGO sector better prepare themselves to protect their organizations against cybersecurity threats within the broad computing paradigm found. source