Cyber Security for Not-For-Profits
Are you a not-for-profit organisation, social enterprise or B-Corp looking to demystify cyber security and reduce the risk of sensitive client data getting into the wrong hands?
Leveraging a team of in-house experts and specialist cyber security partners, we provide affordable cyber assessments and managed services to the for-purpose sector.
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The Australian NFP Sector Is Under Cyber Threat
Cyber security attacks on not-for-profits are on the rise. NFPs are at risk of losing their secure data and sensitive client information through these attacks. It also takes a financial toll on the organisations.
Whilst your organisation is driving a positive social impact, this does not protect it from attacks from bad actors. In fact, recent research shows that for-purpose organisations may be more at risk than commercially focused organisations:
of not-for-profits do not have ways of actively monitoring information security and cyber risks.
of organisations do not currently have a security incident response plan.
of not-for-profits do not provide information to their staff about cyber-security.
Protecting Your NFP Organisation from Cyber Attacks.
We understand the unique needs of NFPs, and we work with each partner to find the right balance between budget, organisational risk profile, and the current state of play.
What Cyber Solutions Does WorkVentures Offer?
We help you with identifying, analysing, and evaluating your risks and demystifying cyber threats.
We provide boards with assurance that all cyber risks are being appropriately addressed.
We provide ongoing monitoring of your systems and address data security and privacy requirements.
We provide the essential eight audits to comply with government funding bodies.
We train your staff to reduce the human risks involved with cyber breaches.
We install security software as your first line of defence.
We create a plan that prioritises your key areas of concern.
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Cyber Security Risk Assessments
Are you a for-purpose leader or board member concerned that your organisation could be doing more to understand or address cyber risks?
Kickstart your journey with an affordable cyber security assessment led by an experienced cyber specialist.
Over the course of two guided workshops, we will work with your key risk stakeholders to establish a baseline for your overall cyber posture across people, processes, and technology.
We will then outline your unique cyber footprint and recommend a roadmap in the context of your principles, budget and needs.
Cyber security governance is a strategy that integrates established organisational operations with a framework of standards and procedures focused on protecting the organisation against cyber risks. Governance involves the development, application, and maintenance of a framework to suit unique organisational needs.
Cyber security is not an end-state that can be achieved at any point in time. It requires frequent reviews and updates, and as part of our services, we recommend that every organisation appoints a cyber security steward to drive their internal uplift efforts. This is akin to an organisation having an OH&S officer who maintains workplace safety.
Our cyber security governance training is designed to support your appointed cyber security leader and helps establish a sustained cyber uplift program for your organisation.
During your cyber security uplift journey, you will develop a clear view of your risk levels and subsequent priorities that will help reduce those risks. Our team of junior cyber security consultants provide affordable support to help manage and mitigate the identified threats. This support includes:
- Auditing the implementation of controls across your organisation
- Assisting with reviewing your access control policies
- Writing an incident response plan
- Mapping your digital assets
24/7 Managed Security Operations Centre – HAWC
HAWC is a combination of specialised cyber security software and expert security analysts that work together to help detect, alert, and respond to suspicious behaviours on your systems. To achieve this, our team of analysts gather information such as the security and systems logs from your network endpoints and workstations. Once this information is gathered, it is fed into intelligence correlation technologies. This is then monitored by our team of experts for signs of suspicious and malicious activity.
Our Experts in Residence
Dr Paul Watters
Strategic Cyber Consultant
Junior Cyber Security Consultants
Frequently Asked Questions
To know if you require a cyber risk assessment, there are a few questions to consider.
- Have you assessed your cyber risk, covering people, process, technology, and legal regulatory domains?
- Based on your organisational risk profile and your board risk appetite, have you developed a cyber security strategy?
- Are you confident you have the skills in-house to put in place your chosen cyber controls, policies and procedures across your organisations?
- Are you confident you have full compliance toward your chosen controls, policies and procedures?
If the answer to any of these questions is no, then we encourage you to reach out for a discussion!
Typically, managed service providers (MSPs) don’t assist organisations with assessing and mitigating risks associated with people, processes, and legal and regulatory cyber risks. While you may already have an MSP for your IT needs, it is likely that certain aspects of cyber security are not being addressed. At WorkVentures, we develop a holistic view of your organisation’s posture and focus on the gaps your current provider is not managing
As a registered NFP ourselves, we live and breathe social purpose and understand the unique challenges faced by like-minded NFP organisations in relation to their IT. This includes BYOD policies, engagement with a broader network of volunteers, and managing staff members with varying levels of digital literacy, to name a few. We leverage our intimate knowledge of the NFP sector to provide bespoke solutions that suit the needs of other not-for-profits.
WorkVentures offers a range of services depending on the needs of an organisation. This includes cyber assessments, training, managed security services, and support with implementation. We find most organisations start with a cyber assessment to establish their baseline and priorities, and then we translate those findings into a roadmap.
However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and we can assist at any stage of your cyber journey. For example, if your organisation has already taken steps to identify cyber security priorities and doesn’t need an initial assessment, WorkVentures can assist with the next step of the process and help you develop and execute an implementation plan.
Please reach out to our team of experts to find out more about how we can best tailor our approach to suit your needs.
Our cyber assessments typically start from $5K; however, we have options available for NFPs of all shapes and sizes and can work with you to find a solution that suits your budget. For an accurate estimate, please contact our team and share more about your needs and circumstances so we can tailor a package that meets your needs.