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Protect Your Nonprofit from Cybersecurity Threats in 2022

Cyberattacks hit nonprofits every day. From local organizations to international ones, like the United Nations, hackers are always trying to benefit from vulnerable systems. Given that nonprofits store valuable financial and personal information about their donors, their databases have become an attractive and lucrative target for ill-intended users. This blog post will introduce you the latest cyberattack trends and walk you through ways to prevent security threats. Top 3 Common Types of Cyberattacks: SQL Injection SQL injections is code-based attack that give ill-intended users the ability to read, access, and potentially administrate sensitive data from the database. Hackers bypass security measures and use their newly gained privileges to add, delete, and update records in a database. How can SQL injection attacks put your nonprofit at risk? The most common risk of an SQL injection is the theft of sensitive user data. Personal information from your staff, volunteers, and partners, such as login credentials, emails, and personal identifiable information (PII) can be sold on the dark web. In the event of a successful SQL injection, your users and operations could be at risk.   Rootkits Rootkits are hidden software that provides privileged access to a computer. Once a computer gets infected

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Protect & Secure Your Nonprofit's Data
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More ways to Protect & Secure Your Nonprofit’s Data – 2022 Updated

Nonprofits should take steps to protect their information assets from cybercriminals by hardening their IT systems. A significant number of cyberattacks begin with a hacker scanning the internet looking for insecure networks that may provide them with a place to start digging. This is similar to a burglar going from house to house, knocking and trying to open each door. If they find a door that’s open, they go inside and start digging for valuable items to steal. Many cybercriminals work the same way. They are digging and scanning the internet, looking for organizations with unlocked doors. Network-hardening increases your security by reducing the number of flaws and back doors on your systems which could be exploited by hackers. This is done by removing unnecessary programs, applications, accounts, ports, or permissions across your network. Network-hardening is especially important for nonprofits because they deal with a considerable amount of sensitive data that they collect and use on an ongoing basis. Keeping this in mind, here are three main categories and threats that nonprofits should be concerned about: Your organization’s reputation Given the nonprofit’s operation is built upon the generosity of others, they rely heavily on the positive public perception and confidence

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