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Three Ways you can help your nonprofit customers with Cyber threat activities
As we closely watch the tragic invasion of Ukraine unfold, we see nonprofit organizations coming forward to help, including many across Europe supporting people forced to flee from their country. It is important to recognize that nonprofits are increasingly at risk due to a worldwide rise in cybercrime.
What can you do to help your nonprofit customers?
1. As Brad Smith, President and Vice Chair, Microsoft, stated last week: "This has become both a kinetic and digital war, with horrifying images from across Ukraine as well as less visible cyberattacks on computer networks and internet-based disinformation campaigns."
- Make them aware of advice available to them via Cyber threat activity in Ukraine: analysis and resources – Microsoft Security Response Center
- Microsoft Security Response Center is maintaining a focus on the situation and publishing advice for customers. While cybercrime impacts all sectors and organizations, nonprofits are often perceived as vulnerable because they may not have adequate resources to safeguard the data they need to operate – impacting everyone from donors to program participants to volunteers.
2. While cybercrime impacts all sectors and organizations, nonprofits are often perceived as vulnerable because they may not have adequate resources to safeguard the data they need to operate – impacting everyone from donors to program participants to volunteers.
- Be sure to offer help to nonprofits to Secure and Protect Nonprofit Data | Microsoft Nonprofits and encourage them to access Account Guard
3.Introduce them to the Security Program for Nonprofits
- A set of security offerings, built to complement Microsoft’s security suite, to provide proactive monitoring and notification in the case of a nation-state attack, assess organizational and infrastructure risk to help organizations enhance their security posture based on their environment, and streamline security training for IT professionals and end-users.
Lastly, heed the advice given to your customers and secure your own environment.
It’s up to all of us to support nonprofits as they work on the front lines of need around the world. Volunteers, partners, donors, and employees continue to accomplish great things in the face of great need.
We continue to stand with nonprofits so they can focus on accomplishing their missions without compromising organizational security.
For more information:
- Learn more at Microsoft’s Security Program for Nonprofits page
- Read our newly published e-book Strengthen your Nonprofit’s Digital Security: Protect your Data and Build Trust
- Review the blog Strengthening cyber defenses for nonprofits - Microsoft On the Issues