S1 E10: Easy, Low-Tech Ways to Keep Your Nonprofit Safer Online

This week we talk with two special guests – Patrick Lucey and Jordan McCarthy, co-founders of Secured Advisors – and learn some easy, low-tech ways that nonprofits can stay safer online.

My favorite highlights:

  • Using passphrases (not just passwords), with intentional misspellings so they can’t be guessed, is a great opportunity to work some positive affirmations into your day! 🙂
  • Tips for the ever-present problem of how to share passwords within your organization (because sometimes you need to go on vacation and have someone else run the organizational Twitter account for a little while!).
  • Balancing the easier-but-less-secure (which may be appealing in the short run) option versus the more-secure-but-harder-to-use (perhaps better in the long run).
  • Online security is more about people and how they behave, than it is about technology.

Notes and links:

Article that highlights the importance of installing updates, as well as using unique passwords: https://security.googleblog.com/2015/07/new-research-comparing-how-security.html

Article about the “human factor” in the Sony hack: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/sony-hackers-fake-emails-117200

An article that gives an overview of password managers: http://www.wired.com/2016/01/you-need-a-password-manager/

Contact Patrick: patrick@securedadvisors.com or http://twitter.com/pluceytech

Contact Jordan: jordan@securedadvisors.com or http://twitter.com/technosopher

Their website: https://securedadvisors.com

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