- Audience size: 15 - 50
- Venue: Office/meeting space, restaurant events room
- Equipment: Laptop, projector, internet connection.
- Timeframe: 45 - 90 minutes
Format: One hour lecture or workshop
Reach out to:
- Past presenters
- The leader of a local security meetup
- Local consultants
- Technology experts
- Privacy and security experts (search and ask on LinkedIn)
Security and Privacy: What Nonprofits Need to Know
Meetup Featured Photo
The adage says, "You can't have privacy without security, but you can have security without privacy." What does that really mean, and how can you proactively address both for your organization? With privacy scandals and data breaches grabbing headlines daily, even the smallest organizations must take responsibility for lawful custodianship and protection of personal information. In this meetup we will cover the key elements of privacy and security programs. You will learn
* How privacy and security concerns intersect and differ
* Risks to assess when evaluating your privacy program
* The definition of "personal information"
* Key privacy laws that may impact your organization
* The top three privacy and security threats and how to mitigate them
Video and Webinar Recording
If you can't find a local presenter you can show this video and then host a discussion.
After watching the video have the group talk about their current security practices and next steps. Possible questions include:
- Can you name your most valuable data and what are you doing to secure it?
- What is the biggest impediment to you being able to implement your security policy (likely a combo of human and tech. ie. contextualize the problem as one that's not just strictly tech)
- If you have or about to move to the cloud, are your security concerns a factor in your decision?
TIP: If you have a big group split them into groups of three to six people.
Useful guides for your members
- 12 Tips to Stay Safer Online guide (also available in French and Spanish)
- Disaster Planning and Recovery for Nonprofits, Charities, and Libraries
- The National Cyber Security Alliance resources
Additional Event Ideas
Looking for a unique angle for your security event? Try one of these:
1. On-the-job/ desktop security
- It’s not about the technology: Ten things you can do today (with no budget or IT staff!) to protect yourself
- How scary is it out there, really? Understanding current and emerging threats
- Tips for teaching internet safety to your staff, volunteers, or constituents
2. Mobile security/ safety on-the-go
- Simple ways to protect yourself everywhere and on every device
- Getting a handle on BYOD at your nonprofit
3. Social media security
- Organization type- or demographic-specific sessions (social media recommendations for domestic violence organizations, social media safety for youth, etc)
- Creating social media policies
- Why privacy matters for every individual and every nonprofit
- Protecting your constituents and supporters (especially for controversial/advocacy orgs)
- Who knows WHAT about me? Top ways to protect your privacy online
5. Cloud security
- How much of a concern is security in the cloud?
- What me, worry?