Greater Minnesota Practical Steps for Protecting Your Data

Date: Oct 26, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Shared Spaces
127 S. Second St., Mankato

Fee: $50 for MCN members / $75 for nonmembers Register Now!

This workshop will present a set of clear and actionable steps organizations can take to identify and protect their operational, client and donor data from the risk of a data breach or data loss.

The presentation discusses the benefits of using a “layered security” approach to protecting your organization's data, and will include everything from policy suggestions to modern password management, current security tools and best practices, and backup recommendations.
The presentation will be of particular interest to:

  • Those responsible for understanding and performing technology-related risk assessments
  • Those looking for assistance with setting technology-related policies for their staff and volunteers
  • Those who need to identify what technology-related equipment and services are needed to better secure their organization’s resources
  • Those end users who wish to have a better understanding of technology security risks and how they can better protect themselves and their organizations from those risks

A handout will be provided which attendees can take back to their organizations to further assist their risk mitigation efforts, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the presentation.

Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

In an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this workshop will help to focus your work on the following practices:

  • TRANSPARENCY 11: Nonprofits should disclose how constituent information will be used and ensure that the organization complies with an individual’s expressed confidentiality and privacy preferences.
  • VOLUNTEERS 4: Nonprofits should put risk management procedures in place to assess, manage or lessen potential risks to volunteers, the organization and its clients, members and participants that may result from the delivery of a volunteer-led program or service.
  • LEAD 2: Nonprofit leaders should devote time and attention to analyze the changing environment and steer the organization through those changes.

About the Presenter

Chris LienemannChris Lienemann launched NextFire Technology Consulting to help growing small businesses and nonprofits tackle their current challenges and opportunities, as well as plan for their future technology needs. For more than 18 years, Chris has provided technical support, training, and leadership to nonprofits, privately held companies, and public corporations of all sizes and across several different industries. A graduate of the University of Minnesota - Morris, with degrees in English, philosophy, and computer science, he lives in the historic Lincoln Park district of Mankato.

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