The Importance Of Data Security For Non-Profits

March 26, 2024
The importance of data security for non-profits
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The importance of data security for non-profits

It’s no surprise that much of life in 2019 takes place online. And while the expanded connectivity certainly makes certain things easier, the rise in the widespread use of technology has brought with it a rise in cybercrime. Now more than ever, it’s important for non-profits to establish data security through anti-virus software and backup solutions.

Cybercrime in 2018

According to a study conducted at the University of Maryland, a hacker attacks an internet-connected computer every 39 seconds. And, as more IT specialists join the cybersecurity ranks, more malware is being created and launched than ever before – approximately 230,000 new malware samples are created each day.

Symantec recently created an internet threat report, and in that report, they claim that by 2020, there will be roughly 200 billion devices connected to the internet – computers, phones, tablets, even internet-connected refrigerators. Each additional device is another target for would-be hackers, and the pool isn’t just growing – it’s growing exponentially.

In that same report, Symantec reported that only 38% of organizations globally claimed they were prepared for a cyber-attack. And what’s worse, an estimated 54% of companies say they have experienced one or more attacks in the past 12 months.

What can non-profits do to protect themselves?

Thankfully, many anti-virus and backup solution manufacturers understand that non-profits, while important, don’t have much capital to play with. As such, they offer non-profit discounts on their most popular data security items. Of those solutions, these are the most popular:

Symantec Endpoint Protection, a globally-renowned anti-virus software, offers security against all known attack vectors with unrivaled efficacy, cyber defense at scale delivered by one single agent, and high-performance client/on-premises management architecture. And with its advanced machine learning, Symantec Endpoint Protection can stop unknown threats with minimal false positives.

Veritas Backup Exec is a flexible backup solution that can fit any environment. You choose what to back up, where to store it and how to pay for it. Your data remains secure and available at every stage—whether backing up on-premises to the cloud, protecting workloads within the cloud, recovering from the cloud or connecting to on-prem storage.

Where can non-profits purchase data security software?

Here at Genesis Technologies, we’re an authorized non-profit reseller, meaning we have access to all non-profit discounted items from both Veritas and Symantec. Whether you want to take care of your backup solution or get your organization outfitted with anti-virus software, Genesis Technologies has you covered.

Ready to get started? Looking for a price quote? Head over to our non-profit section to view all our non-profit product manufacturers or call our office at 800-433-6326.

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