Some Basic Computer Security Practices To Keep Your Non-Profit Data and Employees Safe
There are all sorts of danger lurking on the Internet, whether it’s through a bogus email attachment, a link that was accidentally clicked, or a visit to an infected website. There are dangers within the organization as well. These are commonly referred to as “Insider Threats”.
Here are some computer security practices you can implement to protect the data and employees of your non-profit organization.
Regularly scan computers for spyware
Spyware or adware hidden in software programs may affect the performance of the organization’s computers and give attackers access to sensitive data.
Make sure you use a legitimate anti-spyware program to scan computers and remove any of these files. Many anti-virus products have incorporated spyware detection.
Keep software up to date
Install software patches so that attackers cannot take advantage of known problems or vulnerabilities.
Many operating systems offer automatic updates. If this option is available, you should turn it on.