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Cyber threats have become one of the top-rated risks for all businesses in today’s world. Studies show that the smaller businesses and not-for-profit entities often do not pay as close attention to the concept because they feel their operations are not at risk. However, this belief is far from reality.

Advancements in technology have raised the level of acknowledgement of threats in the cyber age. The vast majority of entities that exist today utilize some form of technology whether that be something as simple as a smart device, or more complicated like servers and cloud storage.  Threats to the internet of things (IoT)  touch the entire business world including the purview of the not-for-profit, governmental and small entity.  Information technology is no longer a process area that can just be outsourced without full comprehension of the risks and threats. 

Companies must now acknowledge that whether the threats are internal or external, they are very real and can and will cause harm to many organizations in many ways.  As a result, it is imperative that professionals across not-for-profit, governmental, and small companies understand and be prepared to deal with the multitude of ever-growing cyber threats.   

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the history of the internet.
  • Identify unique risks specific to Not-for-Profit (NFP), governmental or small entities. 
  • Explore cyber threats to NFP, governmental or small entities.
  • Explore how physical security risks are connected to cyber security risks.
  • Identify high-level actions NFP, governmental or small entities can take to establish a response to cyber incidents.
  • Identify a cyber framework adaptable to NFP, governmental and small entities.
Last updated/reviewed: May 5, 2022

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

15 CoursesNot-For-Profit and Small Business Entities Certification

  1. Introduction to Accounting For Not-for-Profit Entities
  2. Introduction to Accounting for Not-For-Profit entities
  3. Identifying and Implementing the Proper Balance of Internal Controls
  4. Segregation of Duties for Core Business Processes
  5. Bookkeeping: Journals, Subsidiary Ledgers and General Ledger
  6. Bookkeeping: Payroll And Expenses
  7. Bookkeeping: Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable And Receipts
  8. Effectively Managing and Controlling Travel and Entertainment (T&E) Expenses
  9. Management Internal Control Essentials
  10. Financial Statement Essentials for Not-for-Profits
  11. Not-for-Profit Financial Statements Part 2
  12. Not for Profit Financials - Focus on Net Assets
  13. Cyber Risk in Small-Medium Entities
  14. Fraud in Small-Medium Entities
  15. Not-For-Profit Accountability and Responsibility

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Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

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Course Syllabus
  3:09Introduction to Cyber Security in Not-for-Profit, Governmental and Small Entities
  4:59History of the Internet
  6:48Unique Risks
  17:49Cyber Threat
  6:24Project Equipment and Paper Files
  16:18General Actions
  12:08Cyber Framework
  1:22:36Cyber Security in Not-for-Profit, Governmental and Small Entities Full Video
  PDFSlides:Cyber Security in Not-for-Profit, Governmental, and Small Entities
  PDFCyber Security in Not-for-Profit, Governmental, and Small Entities Glossary/Index