Managed IT Services and Cybersecurity Services for Nonprofits
Nonprofit organizations provide essential services for their communities. While these groups may not have the same structure as traditional for-profit businesses, the share many of the same challenges — especially when it comes to IT. Your organization’s ability to make the greatest possible impact hinges on having a secure, reliable IT infrastructure.
The members of your nonprofit work best when they’re collaborating towards a shared cause, not troubleshooting network issues or managing complex IT environments. Turn to IT ArchiTeks for managed IT services and cybersecurity services for your nonprofit. We’ll take the headache out of IT management and create a safe, stable network that scales with your organization.
Why Nonprofits Need Managed IT Services
Like many other organizations, nonprofits may have complex IT needs. For one, your organization may need to empower workers, volunteers, and other members of your community to stay connected to your network remotely. You may also need cloud management to ensure all of your digital assets are stored safely and securely, as well as strategic IT planning and round-the-clock support. Implementing and maintaining all of these network elements can be overwhelming, even for someone well-versed in IT.
Many nonprofits lack the resources to manage IT internally. Outsourcing managed IT services is the simplest and most effective way to ensure all of your IT needs are met, both now and into the future.
Aside from these general IT needs, nonprofits must also take extra precautions when it comes to cybersecurity. Nonprofits face several specific cyberthreats, including the following.
Nonprofits often have a wealth of sensitive information within their systems, including personally identifiable information (PII) from both donors and fundraising recipients. Lack of proper cybersecurity leaves nonprofits vulnerable to data breaches that could expose PII for a large number of people
Internal Data Breaches
It’s not just outside sources that pose a cybersecurity threat. Oftentimes, data breaches are a result of negligence or malice on employees’ parts. Having the right business security policies and rules-based network control elements in place can help to mitigate these risks.
Malware & Ransomware
Malicious software (malware) can infect your network devices and leave sensitive information vulnerable to winding up in the wrong hands. Ransomware attacks, in particular, are on the rise. In these cyber events, hackers hold private data on your network “hostage” by encrypting it, potentially threatening to expose it, and will only release the decryption key in exchange for a ransom.
Email Phishing Schemes
Like other types of businesses, nonprofits are often targeted by email phishing schemes. In these cyberattacks, email recipients are tricked into giving private information.
Not only can these cyberthreats prevent a nonprofit from delivering on its mission, but it could also subject the organization to serious penalties and legal action. Moreover, a cybersecurity incident could diminish trust in the organization, impeding its ability to raise funds and carry out other future activities.
Managed IT & Cybersecurity Solutions for Your Nonprofit
Fortunately, managed IT and cybersecurity solutions are available to minimize risks and complexities for nonprofit organizations. Here at IT ArchiTeks, we offer a comprehensive range of services to keep your nonprofit’s network running smoothly and safely. Our three core pillars of IT management include:
In addition, our IT and cybersecurity team is available around the clock for 24/7 support. Our professionals can manage all of the hardware and software elements of your IT ecosystem. Turn to us for all of your IT managed services, including:
- End User Management
We have a comprehensive range of tools to keep data safe protected from inside your network, including role-based access policies and procedures, end user security training, and email filtering and encryption.
- Business Security Policies
Turn to us to help you establish and implement policies for data retention, passwords, general security, and more.
- Cyberthreat-Focused Network Administration
Leverage the robust features of our cyberthreat-focused network administration, including 24/7, 365 network monitoring, advanced firewall threat management, and rules-based network control.
- Data Management
Use automatic backups, high-value data encryption, and periodic restoration process testing to ensure your business’s data is managed securely.
- Advanced Cyber Protections
Safeguard your nonprofit’s data with our advanced cyberthreat hunting, dark web monitoring, and 24/7 security information and event monitoring services.
Allow IT ArchiTeks to develop customized solutions to help your nonprofit organization become more efficient, secure, and compliant. Contact us below to get started.