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How to Protect Your Nonprofit from Phishing Cyber-Attacks

June 12, 2020

Candid.

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the nonprofit sector hard, and many nonprofit organizations are struggling to adapt to economic and social changes it has brought about in the past few months. But the bad news doesn't stop there. With many countries and regions requiring staff to work from home, analysts have found that phishing attacks are also increasing.

“Nonprofits are no different than any other organizations in terms of potential cyber risk; as long as they have a computer network, have email and mobile devices, they are at risk for potential cyber breach. Nonprofits are as diverse as the for-profit business world in terms of the types of information and type of cyber risk they face,” points out Deirdre O’Callaghan, chief counsel of Center for Internet Security, Inc.