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10 Key Considerations When Moving Your Not-For-Profit to the Cloud

Posted by Brett Lodge on 20 December 2017 09:47:47 ACDT

Transitioning to the cloud can be a great move for your not-for-profit organisation.

You will have more control over your usage and costs, and the flexibility to scale as required. The cloud also enables more effective collaboration between your team, brings efficiencies to your processes, and can reduce the time your IT department spends on maintenance.

With so many organisations adopting the cloud, it may no longer seem a question of if, but when you will follow suit. However, depending on the work you do, sticking with your traditional infrastructure might be the best solution.

Here we’ll share 10 important points to consider to ensure a successful cloud transition for your not-for-profit.

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Topics: Security

What You Need to Know About the New Mandatory Disclosure Laws

Posted by Brett Lodge on 07 December 2017 11:34:07 ACDT

From February 2018, the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme comes into effect.

For businesses with an annual turnover of $3 million, this means strict new reporting requirements if a serious data breach occurs. Failure to comply can result in hefty fines, for both the organisation, and the individuals involved.

If the new mandatory disclosure laws affect your business, it’s important you fully understand your responsibilities and take steps now to ensure your sensitive data is secure.

Here, we’ll share the key points of the new legislation and provide some tips to help you make sure your organisation has the right security measures in place to minimise the risk of a data breach.

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Topics: Security

7 Cyber Security Tips for Not-for-Profits

Posted by Brett Lodge on 02 November 2017 13:34:44 ACDT

As the number of cyber attacks around the world continues to grow, organisations of all sizes, including not-for-profits, are faced with a very real threat. So, how prepared are you? According to the ASX 100 Cyber Health Report, over 80% of Australia’s biggest businesses expect cyber risk to increase in the short term. While the majority of large companies have security strategies in place, there are still many smaller organisations who are yet to take the necessary steps to minimise their risk.

Unfortunately, many not-for-profits are among those that are under-prepared. The good news is that you don’t need big budgets and endless resources to tackle cyber security. There are plenty of simple and affordable steps you can take right now to protect your organisation.

Here are 7 top security tips that will minimise your risk today.

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