Cybersecurity for everyone – let’s chat about protecting your organization and clients

It’s Cybersecurity Month. A good time for us to chat about protecting your organization, clients, and communities.

Is your organization secure? Do you know what risks and vulnerabilities you’re exposed to? Do you meet funder expectations? Is your critical IT and data infrastructure protected? Do you know what to do if something happens?

In most conversations I’ve had and in our sector research over the past few years it’s clear that many of you are probably not sure. In fact, many of you are deeply concerned. But you’re not sure what the right solution is for your organization.

I can help.

I’ve partnered with Technology Helps to promote their EverSecure Cybersecurity Program. Technology Helps is an Alberta-based company that works exclusively with non-profits and charities to provide Cybersecurity and IT support services.

Their EverSecure solution provides a blueprint, framework, training, and ongoing support to ensure your online and physical technology is secure. EverSecure combines best practices, training, and an information security framework that is specifically tailored to fit the needs of non-profits and charities. 

You’ll feel safe, your staff will be trained, your Board will feel comfortable, you’ll know where to turn for help if you need it, and you will be able to assure your clients and communities that they are safe too.

Get a solution that meets and exceeds funder expectations

If you’re wondering whether their solution meets the needs of IRCC and other funders, the answer is yes. In fact, it currently exceeds expectations from your funders. In some cases, that is part of your challenge.

You’re not sure which solution will be acceptable to funders. You may have implemented some staff training through services like KnowBe4, but are you confident you’ve covered all the necessary bases?

Part of the challenge I hear from you when it comes to Cybersecurity is not knowing what the right steps are. What is the right solution? Beyond training your staff what else do you need to do? What don’t you know that you need to know?

Technology Helps answers these questions and more. Affordably.

Technology Helps staff have gone through IRCC’s Privacy and Security Requirements for Funding Recipients and created a simply table outlining what IRCC requires and how EverSecure meets and exceeds those requirements. See the document below – EverSecure for the Settlement Sector. 

Why EverSecure

Cybersecurity is not a “one-and-done” exercise. With EverSecure your technical environment will be continuously monitored to ensure your ability to adapt to new, ever-evolving threats. Technology Helps will work with you closely to implement a detailed information security program that meets modern compliance requirements in a way that supports, informs, and educates you so you don’t feel lost or unsure.

That’s why I’m partnering with them to bring you a solution you need, with support from an organization that understands you not only as a non-profit, but also as an Immigrant and Refugee-serving organization. I believe they are one of the few organizations doing this work with nonprofits. They understand you and how you work, as well as the importance of your work. That means understanding how important it is that your organization, clients, and communities are protected.

If you’re interested in learning more, including what the costs will be (there’s a sliding scale based on staff and Board numbers), let’s chat. Set up a 15 minute meeting with me. I’ll review EverSecure with you, answer your initial questions, and then connect you with their team to learn more and get set up.

What’s included in EverSecure?

It’s a complete and comprehensive framework designed to be fully customizable and evolves with your organization’s needs. The platform combines best practices, training, and a specially tailored information security framework to assess your organization’s weakest points and safeguard your critical data assets by priority and impact.

Here are some of the specific parts of the EverSecure framework:

Data Asset Inventory

Identifying and prioritizing critical data assets to prevent data breaches and safeguard sensitive information.

Cybersecurity Policies

Tailored Cybersecurity policies to establish a cyber-aware culture and maintain data and asset security in compliance with modern standards.

Security Controls Audit

Evaluating organizations Cybersecurity controls and practices, offering solutions to improve the security and confidentiality of their digital assets.

Vulnerability Assessments

Identifying potential weak points in organizations Cybersecurity and prioritizing critical data protection against cyber-attacks.

Cyber Security Training

Tailored Cybersecurity training to promote a culture of security for organizations.

Phishing Exercise

Training employees to recognize and avoid phishing attempts to reduce the likelihood of cyber threats and data breaches.

Incident Response Plan and Tabletop Exercise

Simulation and planning for helping organizations prepare for and respond to Cybersecurity incidents, with a dedicated incident response manager assigned to the client.

IT Security Risk Register

Identifying and prioritizing potential risks to information security, allowing organizations to take appropriate action to minimize those risks and protect critical data assets.

You might be wondering what this all costs and how it compares to other services. Here’s some useful info (note: the yearly EverSecure cost will change based on the number of staff you have. Connect with me and I can give you the exact cost for your organization):

In case you haven’t seen it, here is IRCC’s Privacy and Security Requirements for Funding Recipients

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