Topic: IT Security Threats To Nonprofits
Date: January 2016
You may think it can’t happen to you.
You may think that since you aren’t a big commercial company no one is interested in your organization.
You may think your most serious threat is becoming the victim of a fraudulent credit card donation.
We’d like you to think again – 2016 is going to be the year of security, and we’d like to share some research with you from one of our security partners OpenDNS about the ways any computer network can be compromised.
The good news is, you don’t need to just wait passively for the worst and hope for the best. Security is turning to more muscular strategies of layering security measures and making yourself such a hard nut to crack the hackers move on.
In this webinar Matt Eshleman and Steve Longenecker will share what we’ve learned about risks, and present ways you can protect yourself by implementing a managed network environment.
As the Chief Technology Officer at Community IT, Matthew Eshleman is responsible for shaping Community IT’s strategy in assessing and recommending technology solutions to clients. With a deep background in network infrastructure technology he fundamentally understands how technology works and interoperates both in the office and in the cloud.
Matt joined Community IT as an intern in the summer of 2000 and after finishing his dual degrees in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems at Eastern Mennonite University he rejoined Community IT as a network administrator in January of 2001. Matt has steadily progressed up at Community IT and while working full time received his MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University.
Matt is a frequent speaker at NTEN events and has presented at the Inside NGO conference and Non-Profit Risk Management Summit. He lives in Baltimore MD with his wife, daughter and son. Matt is an active member of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the support committee of the Baltimore Mennonite Voluntary Service unit.
As Director of IT Consulting, Steve Longenecker divides his time at Community IT between project managing client projects and consulting with clients on IT planning. Steve’s appreciation for working at Community IT Innovators is rooted in respect for the company’s dream and vision, and for the excellent colleagues that the dream and vision attract.
Before coming to Community IT, Steve was a classroom educator, teaching middle school science for three years at Takoma Park Middle School and four years at The Rashi School (in metro Boston, MA). At the Rashi School, Steve was also the school’s IT Coordinator. Steve is MCSE certified. He has a B.A. in Biology from Earlham College in Richmond, IN and a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Tufts University in Massachusetts. Steve is married and has two young children. One of his favorite activities is playing Ultimate Disc.
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