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Data Protection: 7 Proactive Ways to Protect Your Organization

Guest article by MDcentric Technologies

It’s hard to imagine the worst-case scenario happening to you. But that doesn’t stop residents and millions of other people from purchasing homeowner’s, renters, or auto insurance, does it? Just like any other type of insurance you invest in for a rainy day, your organization's data protection and cybersecurity should be no different. By staying proactive with data security, you can prevent a business-ending disaster from happening to you.

Here are seven strategies to prevent a security breach in your organization.

Ransomware Toolkit

"Ransomware" refers to any virus or malware that maliciously encrypts your computer, data, or network to hold it hostage and bring your organization to a standstill until a ransom is paid. During these attacks, your systems display messages prompting users to pay or take other actions that further compromise your organization's security, while promising to allegedly allow you to regain control over your systems or retrieve your data.

Using Project Management Principles to Ensure Successful Collaborations

Whether leading a project, chairing a committee, or trying to keep a board meeting on track, project management principles can guide diverse groups and maintain the focus on a shared vision of success. In this session, you’ll learn the importance of defining a scope and deliverables; strategies for reaching and maintaining consensus; and using and communicating timelines and tasks. Participants will come away with actionable ideas for improving the effectiveness of collaborative projects and for working better within and across diverse groups.

Toolkit: Ensuring Virtual Events are Accessible for All

The circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated that many organizations move their events and conferences from in-person to virtual. The benefits of online events make them a trend that is likely to continue well beyond the pandemic. For people with disabilities who use assistive technology such as screen readers for the visually impaired or video captioning for the hearing impaired, fully partiicpating in online events can present a challenge.

How to Host Virtual Donor-Driven Fundraising Events in a Post-Covid World

While nonprofits know their fundraising will be impacted by COVID-19, many are not sure how to respond. The pandemic comes during a time when many nonprofits had ramped up their fundraising efforts to cash in on the record levels of charitable giving. Worst still, is if their fundraising was based on events that are now off limits due to social distancing.