South Carolina has more than 29,000 nonprofit organizations and thousands of public charities.
Nonprofits create many public benefits that South Carolinians value, from enriching cultural life to providing needed services and creating innovative solutions to community issues. More than most, nonprofits live in a world that depends on networking and collaboration – and this puts them at particular risk for cybersecurity issues.
The vast majority of nonprofits are smaller organizations with 68 percent having annual revenue of less than $100,00 and primarily rely on volunteers to accomplish their mission. Despite having a high-risk profile due to activities such as collecting information on volunteers and donors, nonprofits often lack the resources to adequately protect themselves, staff and systems against cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
What are the risks? What can nonprofits do to improve cybersecurity cost effectively? With cyber attacks on the rise globally -- and let’s face it, cyber criminals have no regard for the importance of your organization's mission – it's critical to take the safety and security of your data and websites seriously. CyberSC is here to help, with ongoing cybersecurity news, useful resources, how-to guides, access to local resources, and more.
NONPROFIT CYBERSECURITY RESOURCES
Nonprofits have a wealth of resources and information available to help improve their ability to defend and withstand cyber attacks. Here are a few to get you started.
Cybersecurity information and resources.
Report on how nonprofits and non-government organizations (NGOs) can prepare against cybersecurity threats.
Cybersecurity news and insights.
Center for Internet Security