December 5, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Virtual Cyber Symposium for Nonprofits & Associations

Tax exempt organizations are not exempt from cyberattacks.

3 CPE credits are available for this event.

Virtual Cyber Symposium for Nonprofits & Associations: Tax exempt organizations are not exempt from the growing threats of cyberattacks. Nonprofit organizations and associations hold valuable data and place a high value on their reputations, making them a frequent target for hackers. Join our experts for compelling insight into today’s threats to nonprofits, how to prioritize the risks, and practical solutions for reducing exposure.

Nonprofit organizations are trusted by millions worldwide. They play an important role in addressing societal issues, providing aid, and fostering positive change. However, their value also makes them attractive targets for malicious actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in their digital infrastructure.

The Risk is Real

  • 27% of nonprofits have experienced a cyberattack (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
  • 59% of large humanitarian organizations believe their cybersecurity practices are underfunded and 65% consider them inadequately managed (Nethope)
  • 27% of charities have undertaken a cyber security risk assessment in the last year (UK Gov)
  • 59% of respondents to an industry-wide survey of nonprofits did not provide training on cybersecurity for their staff (NTEN)
  • 33% of charities report being insured against cyber security risks (UK Gov)
  • 19% of charities use security monitoring tools (UK Gov)
  • 80% of organizations had at least one individual who fell victim to phishing attempts (CISA)

At our Virtual Cyber Symposium, you’ll learn:

  • Nonprofit Cybersecurity 101
  • Nonprofit real-world examples
  • Cybersecurity tips for your organization
  • “You’ve got cyber questions – we’ve got recommendations” panel

Who should attend:

This symposium is designed for nonprofit board members, c-suite executives, staff members, IT and Security staff and anyone at the organization who is response for sharing, handling and storing sensitive information.

Registration Fee:

  • General Admission: $75


12:00 PM  |  Welcoming Remarks from GRF’s Ricardo Trujillo

12:05 PM  |  Keynote: The Culture of Innovation in Cybersecurity
GRF’s Melissa Musser speaks on current innovation trends in the industry.

12:15 PM  |  Session 1: Cybersecurity 101
Speakers Chris Ecker and Andrew Leggett, from DelCor Technology Solutions, Derek Symer with AHT, along with Darren Hulem and Mac Lillard from GRF will share fundamental cybersecurity concepts and best practices, giving real world examples. Bring your questions!

1:05 PM  |  Session 2 – Privacy 101
Michelle Cohen and Nicole Kardell from IfrahLaw will cover key privacy principles and their importance, citing examples along the way. Then, they’ll open the floor for questions at the end.

1:55 PM Break

2:05 PM  |  Session 3: “Ask the Experts” Panel Discussion
Moderated by Ricardo Trujillo, all presenters will come together to share insights on cybersecurity and privacy for nonprofits and associations, fielding questions from the attendees.

3:00 PM  |  Closing Remarks from Ricardo Trujillo

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Melissa Musser, CPA, CIA, CITP, CISA

Partner and Director, Risk & Advisory Services

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Senior Manager, Risk & Advisory Services

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Darren Hulem

Darren Hulem, CISA, CEH, Security +

Manager, IT and Risk Advisory Services

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Nicole Kardell

Special Council, Ifrah Law

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Michelle W. Cohen

Member, Ifrah Law

Meet Michelle Cohen.

Chris Ecker

CTO at DelCor Technology Solutions

Meet Chris Ecker.

Andrew Legget

Director of IT at DelCor Technology Solutions

Meet Andrew Legget.

Derek Symer, CPCU

Partner at AHT Insurance

Meet Derek Symer.