Azure service offering for Not-for-Profit
Not-for-Profit (NfP) organisations have evolved to utilise various business systems on a par with major commercial enterprises. But not all the NfPs have had the opportunity to get these business systems fully set up creating unintended limitations on agility.
Some of the challenges that an NfP may face as a result include:
Smaller teams of consultants and technical resources employed
Limiting the time to troubleshoot and set up the systems.
Continuous pressure to fulfil the daily service requests. Risk to business operations is prioritised and operation optimisation may not make it to the work schedule in time.
Higher number of Temporary Workers
Although the fundamentals of employee onboarding and offboarding are covered, details around data retention on personal devices may not be fully covered.
Leveraging Microsoft Office 365 (O365) and Azure features, the fundamental capabilities around the data security can be seamlessly configured across the system. Protecting business has never been this simple. Recent product enhancements included within your O365 license subscription means that it has never been easier to implement collaboration and security and examples include:
Blackwater Tech works in collaboration with Microsoft to enable NfPs across the UK to overcome the above challenges.
A recent Third Sector and NCSC survey with over 120 charities revealed only half are fully aware of the potential consequences of a cyber-attack, leaving the other half open to emerging threats. Alarmingly, 1 in 10 said it is not even on the boardroom agenda, and 1 in 5 said not a single employee was trained to find a cyber-attack.
There was a 105% surge globally in ransomware attacks last year (Source: Fortune)
1 in 5 charities perceive cyber security to be a low priority and said not a single employee was trained to find a cyber-attack.
Only 34% said cyber security is a high boardroom priority that they review regularly.
Alarmingly, one in 10 said it’s not even on the agenda.
40% said their board members have not recently discussed the potential impact of a cyber-attack within the organisation.
Shifting organisation culture and educating employees
Charities need to think differently about their cyber security culture. Cyber security isn’t just an IT function, it’s an organisational function. It needs to be embedded within the organisational culture. It’s something everyone needs to be responsible for and do their part.
Fewer than half of charities have a dedicated member of staff responsible for cyber security.
70% don’t have plans to deliver cyber security training in the next 6 months.
A good incident management plan is about establishing a framework that guides you through the stages of an incident. What does a good incident response plan look like? Will you have to suspend operations after a cyber–attack? What steps should board members take after an attack? And how often should you review your incident response plan?
30% of charities do not have a process in place to respond to a cyber–attack.
39% of charity board members have not recently discussed the potential impact of a cyber–attack within the organisation.
Only 39% of charities have a process in place to respond quickly to a cyber–attack.
50% of charities have not tested their incident response plans in relation to the heightened risk caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
5 simple steps to protect your charity
Protect your charity from the most common cyber–attacks with these simple low-cost steps:
Back up your data
Keep your smartphones and tablets safe
Prevent malware damage
Avoid phishing attacks
Use passwords to protect your data
Survey respondents feel the three most important elements are: agility and responding quickly to change (55.6%), putting users at the centre of our systems and experiences (49.7%) and automating in-house processes to free up team members to focus on higher value-added tasks (38%).