Elaina Buzzell

Tag: security

Security Policies for Mobile Devices

As our phones get more and more advanced each month, they have a lot more in common with our laptops than with our old rotary dialers. As these devices evolve, it’s important for nonprofit leaders to create policies for phones and mobile devices similar to those in place for full-sized computers. Today on NPower Northwest’s blog, I outlined key areas of consideration when it comes to data security on mobile devices, and lay out a sample policy for nonprofits to use. Read the full story here: Security Policies for Mobile Devices.

This article was also reproduced on the 501 Commons blog.

Passwords and Security

In light of the recent attacks at Gawker and Sony that exposed the login information for millions of users, the importance of implementing secure password routines is now back in the top of mind for security experts. While many of these experts will recommend very strict policies and randomly generated passwords, these may not always be practical for every staff member at your organization. In my blog post this week for NPower Northwest, I give practical advice for nonprofits on how to choose strong passwords that their staff can use to protect their data. I also give a sample password policy that any nonprofit can put into place, and provide advice on how to enforce any policy they implement. Read the full story here: Passwords and Security.

Mitigating Virus Infections

Recently at NPower, we have been noticing an increase in the number of calls to our Support Line over the last few weeks related to virus and malware infection. This week, I worked with our network support consultants to prepare this blog post in order to help our nonprofit clients better protect their network from infection and help them recover more easily when they occur. This post is geared for the nonprofit manager who is looking for ideas on how to craft policies and procedures to reduce their support costs and needs surrounding virus and malware infection. Read the full post on NPower Northwest’s blog: Mitigating Virus Infections.