The University of Iowa

*Cybersecurity Essentials for Every Nonprofit Leader (Virtual)
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T-Mobile. Wolfe Eye Clinic. Even DMACC?! Cybersecurity concerns are landing on all of our desks. But if hackers can break into giant companies and organizations, what can a nonprofit do? Get ready for some good news: A few basic and inexpensive information security practices can radically reduce your organization’s exposure to hackers.

In this session, an Iowa cybersecurity educator will provide a simple guide to critical conversations that nonprofit leaders and board members should be having. You’ll learn how some famous attacks happened, how hackers typically get into systems, and how fundamental measures provide a powerful defense.

Presenter: Trevor Meers, director of partnerships and content at Pratum, a cybersecurity consulting firm based in Ankeny. 

Join us as we break down common cybersecurity myths, including:

  • No hacker will target our little organization.
  • Paying ransom to get data back is distasteful, but effective.
  • Only big IT budgets can make a difference in cybersecurity.
  • A good cyber insurance policy will fix everything if we get hacked.
  • Better technology is the answer.

During the session, you’ll get links to resources such as posters that can educate your team about common security risks and a template for starting a plan to handle potential breaches.

For information about this event, email Barb Hobson.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:30am
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Sponsoring Organization 
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines