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Protecting Your Organization from Cybersecurity Risks

Thursday, August 20, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations, including foundations, are operating remotely to keep their employees safe. The transition to remote work has increased reliance on virtual private networks (VPNs) — devices that usually would not leave the office environment are now more exposed to the internet — making sensitive data vulnerable to virtual attackers. This data may include financials, confidential employee files, grants portfolios, as well as confidential information about grantees and other constituencies. In this “new normal’, funders and their nonprofit partners need to have an up-to-date cybersecurity strategy to protect their organization.

Join us for this webcast where we will provide an overview of the cybersecurity risks your organization could face and the steps you can take to protect vulnerable systems and reduce visibility to attackers.


Some discussion topics include:

  • Ways to identify your organization’s risk
  • How to keep wireless networks and other devices secure
  • Cloud technology and security
  • Cybersecurity policies and training

CPE Credits is available for this program



Michael Boanta 

Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, Moss Adams

Michael has over 11 years’ experience working with technical infrastructure systems and managing complex network environments. Michael has assisted clients with implementing enterprise solutions, developing priority-based technology roadmaps, scaling innovations for competitive advantage, and implementing IT business solutions from the ground up.

Francis Tam

Partner, Moss Adams

Francis has practiced public accounting with a focus on risk and compliance consulting since 1994. He concentrates on risk mitigation activities relating to information technology and security. His expertise includes the application of industry-specific cybersecurity frameworks including the payment card industry (PCI-DSS) security framework, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework, AICPA’s system and organization controls (SOC 1-2-3) guidance, and others.


In partnership with: 

SCG members and Philanthropy Northwest members: $0
Eligible non-members: $0
Nonprofits: $0

Who May Attend
Who should attend: This event is open to SCG members, members of Philanthropy Northwest and eligible non-members, and is especially geared to operations and human resource staff members

SCG members and Philanthropy Northwest members: Register online.
Non-members: Register online.
Nonprofits: Register online.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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