Focus on Not-For-Profits: Responding to Information Technology Risks
Not-for-profit organizations face numerous risks, and in the information age, the threat to online security is becoming more and more prevalent. Per Symantec Corporation’s “Internet Security Threat Report 2013”, traditional threats are expanding into new forums such as social media and mobile devices, with an approximate 42% increase in targeted attacks noted in 2012. Particularly relevant for not-for-profit organizations is the fact that 31% of overall targeted attacks were against companies and organizations with fewer than 250 employees, up from 18% in 2011. Not-for-profit organizations can no longer assume that based on their size, they would not be a target for attackers.