Non-profits’ computer security needs improvement

 13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A survey of US non-profits has found that many non-profits need to improve their computer security procedures. The survey by NetAction highlighted maintaining the security of confidential and/or sensitive files, user work habits, and disaster planning as key areas requiring action.A survey of US non-profits has found that many non-profits need to improve their computer security procedures. The survey by NetAction highlighted maintaining the security of confidential and/or sensitive files, user work habits, and disaster planning as key areas requiring action.Only 4% of non-profit organisations encrypt all sensitive files. Yet nearly two thirds of the organisations surveyed store sensitive files on computers connected to a local network, and nearly half store them on computers connected to the Internet. Advertisement Although the results cannot be generalised to the larger non-profit community because random sampling techniques were not used, NetAction executive director Audrie Krause said non-profit organisations should find the report useful in assessing their own computer security practices and identifying practices that need improvement.Find the Computer Practices in Non-profit Organisations report at NetAction. Non-profits’ computer security needs improvement Howard Lake | 31 January 2002 | News read more