Complimentary webinar discussed the myths and realities of nonprofit security, as well as how to protect an organization against attacks.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 10, 2016

Edge Hosting, a national provider of secure, scalable and dependable managed hosting services, announced with (C) Systems Global, a global consulting and implementation firm for association management software and event management software, a complimentary webinar that focused on best practices and simple steps for building an organization’s strategy that provides a secure, scalable and dependable web presence for its members and protects nonprofit from any threats.

The recording for this webinar is now available online. Edge and (C) Systems want to thank all of their guests for attending and asking such great questions! The interactive portion of the webinar brought to light many informative discussions about mitigating security risks specifically for nonprofit associations.

The webinar, titled “Security Matters: Protecting Your Nonprofit From Threats,” featured Mark Houpt, Chief Information Security Officer at Edge, and was moderated by Barbara Beauchamp of (C) Systems. Houpt brings more than 25 years of extensive Information Security and Information Technology experience in a wide range of industries and institutions. He is an active member of ISC2, ASIS International, COMPTIA, Infragard, IAPP, ISACA, among other leading national and international security organizations.

The webinar covered topics including: 

  •     We’re a nonprofit; why do hackers want my data?
  •     How do I protect my organization?
  •     Why is PCI compliance important?
  •     DDos protection 
  •     In-house cost vs. outsource cost
  •     The Edge and (C) Systems Partnership

“As the frequency and high costs of data breaches increase, nonprofits and associations need to assess their IT environments and security to locate vulnerabilities. Cyber threats are increasingly targeting data rich environments like Nonprofits—not just banks and financial institutions. The currency of data as a whole has increased leading to financial gain for cyber attackers,” said Houpt. “Through our partnership with (C) Systems, nonprofits and associations can easily utilize Edge’s focus on security, dependability and 24/7 protective operations combined with (C) Systems deep application experience, which significantly lowers costs while improving quality and customer outcomes.”

Lee Hornstein, CEO of (C) Systems Global, said, “We are so pleased to be able to offer educational programs like this one in partnership with Edge Hosting. It's critically important for our clients to understand what they need in order to protect themselves and their members, and our partners at Edge Hosting have provided a road map for associations and nonprofits to follow to dramatically improve a variety of security measures.”

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Compared to huge associations or major hospitals, nonprofits may not seem like the ideal target for hackers. And yet, small nonprofits may be most vulnerable to attacks for several reasons, including a volunteer-based staff that doesn’t have the resources to follow security best practices, the collection of personally identifiable information from donors and the use of shadow databases.

To learn how to protect your organization, click here to view the recording of the webinar. Please also stay tuned for information about future webinars regarding security.

Edge Hosting’s philosophy is to provide the most secure, scalable and dependable managed hosting experience to customers. This approach is the main reason why so many businesses migrate to Edge Hosting for their cloud and dedicated managed hosting needs. For more information about making the switch to Edge Hosting, visit http://www.edgehosting.com.

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About (C) Systems Global
(C) Systems Global provides consulting and implementation of association management software iMIS from Advanced Solutions International and event management software from etouches. (C) Systems Global offers uniquely customer focused service and support and is known throughout the association management space as a top quality vendor and long-term partner. (C) Systems serves clients throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the UK.

About Edge Hosting, LLC
Edge Hosting is an international provider of secure, scalable, dependable and compliant managed hosting solutions for cloud, hybrid, dedicated and colocation. Edge works as an extension to IT departments for billion dollar corporations and SMBs providing custom built environments and infrastructure that support the growth and security of websites and data. Edge’s compliant hosting solutions include FedRAMP, PCI, SSAE 16, HIPAA and U.S. Safe Harbor. Edge is one of the very first approved Cloud Service Providers under FedRAMP with two Authorizations to Operate from the Department of Defense and the Defense Information Systems Agency. For more information about making the switch to Edge Hosting, please visit http://www.edgehosting.com or call (888) 428 - 2752.

(C) Systems Media Contact:
Barbara Beauchamp, Marketing Manager
bbeauchamp(at)csystemsglobal.com
732-228-6420

Edge Hosting Media Contact:
Michelle Pease, Content/Public Relations Specialist
mpease(at)edgehosting.com
410-246-8886

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13398762.htm