After reading this paper, nonprofit leaders will be better able to articulate the importance of cybersecurity and privacy to their key stakeholders, and to communicate how a robust cybersecurity and data protection strategy will ultimately help the individuals and communities nonprofits serve. And they will have a well-marked path to help them move towards the development and implementation of that strategy—to better protect the nonprofit, its staff, its donors, and ultimately the beneficiaries they all seek to serve.
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The ability to rapidly transition an organization’s workforce to telework is an essential component of a business continuity plan. However, remote workers create additional security requirements and different security challenges than on-site employees. Remote workers often connect to the enterprise network over insecure or untrusted networks, potentially enabling eavesdropping, and use devices in insecure areas, where they may be lost or stolen. Advanced users may have requirements that cannot be met by a standard virtual private network (VPN) client.
Beyond these basic requirements, teleworkers may use untrusted devices to access company resources and are more likely to fall prey to social engineering during a crisis, creating more security risks. Additionally, these employees must be able to access cloud-based resources without significant network latency. It’s for these more advanced requirements that basic security controls won’t offer adequate security for a majority-remote workforce.
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Like their larger counterparts, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) have had to build or scale a work-from-home infrastructure. Many have seen great benefit from remote workers, but having a large number of users outside the corporate network changes cybersecurity priorities and increases risk.
In this “new normal,” SMBs do well to pay attention to four pieces as they work to secure their remote work infrastructure: an easily managed virtual private network (VPN) solution, effective two-factor authentication, robust endpoint security, and end-to-end security integration. Delivering all four of these priorities will put SMBs in a good position to protect their assets, enabling them to survive and thrive in growing competitive market.
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As part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Privacy Rule assures that individuals’ health information is properly protected, while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide high-quality healthcare and protect the public’s health and well-being. Knowing the latest regulations and mandates and how they may impact you will help keep you safe.
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To accelerate business and remain competitive, CIOs are rapidly adopting digital innovation (DI) initiatives within their organizations. This means business applications and data are now dispersed far and wide, away from the corporate premises, giving workers access to more corporate assets from many locations. For this reason, the traditional perimeter is dissolving, which opens the internal network to a growing attack surface. In response to these threats, organizations need to take a “trust no one, trust nothing” approach to security. Specifically, CIOs need to protect the network with a zero-trust network access policy, making sure all users, all devices, and every web application from the cloud is trusted, authenticated, and has the right amount of access.
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Melissa is a Small Business Owner with twenty employees; some are based in a neighboring city while others work from home. She uses Microsoft Teams to help manage client relationships and new business efforts for her consulting business, MC Consulting.
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In today’s workplace the best work gets done by teams—teams of people with different backgrounds and talents across different departments, locations, and even time zones. How do you ensure that everyone feels like part of the team? How do you easily share out information? And how do you operate fast, as if everyone were sitting in the same space? Luckily, Microsoft Teams brings you and your coworkers together in a shared online workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and work with business apps.
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As organizations move additional applications and workloads from on-premises to the cloud, they need better visibility into their cloud services spending patterns and stronger abilities to manage and optimize that spending. Embedded within the Azure environment, Azure Cost Management and Billing provides a seamless tool that enables Azure customers to gain greater insight on their spending, identify opportunities to optimize that spending, and increase organizational accountability for Azure costs.
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In its first TPC-C result, Cisco demonstrates industry leadership in partnership with Oracle, establishing the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) as the fastest two-socket Intel Xeon processor-powered platform running Oracle Database.
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What if you could take your “indoor” network – that you know and trust – anywhere? What if you could securely connect your assets in outdoor or industrial spaces? What if you could manage it all from a single pane of glass? What if there was a simple solution that could do it all? Look no further, because Cisco Industrial Networking helps you do all of that with security, scalability, and agility.
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