Cybersecurity 101 For Nonprofits

Pursue your mission safely and with confidence – knowing you’ve secured your data and minimized your risk.

About this event

With the nation on high alert, cybersecurity is an increasingly important issue for nonprofit organizations, but many organizations lack the resources and expertise to protect themselves. Nonprofit organizations are expected to secure critical data, including donor information, that can be exposed in an instant and devastate an organization if not appropriately protected and individuals within your organization have not been educated about cyber threats. With the number of attacks against nonprofit organizations has increased considerably over the past few years, many nonprofits are not prepared to deal with cyber threats.

Key statistics:

  • Hackers attack every 39 seconds. (University of Maryland)
  • 94% of malware is delivered via email. (Verizon)
  • Only 26% of nonprofits actively monitor their environment. (NTEN) 59% of nonprofits do not provide training to their staff regularly. (NTEN)
  • 56% of nonprofits do not require multi-factor authentication (MFA) to log into an online account. (NTEN)
  • More than 70% of nonprofits have not even run one vulnerability assessment to evaluate their potential risk exposure. (Cohn Reznick)
  • Only 20% of nonprofits have policies to address cyberattacks. (NTEN)

Topics include:

  • Importance of cybersecurity to nonprofits
  • Nonprofit case studies
  • How to be more secure within your nonprofit organization
  • Data security tips for your organization

Who Should Attend: This program is designed for Nonprofit Board Members, Executives, staff members, IT & Security staff and anyone responsible for handling, storing or sharing data.

Registration Fee:

  • Early Bird : $75 (ends on 3/16)
  • General Admission: $99


If you are a CNM Member or Scholarship Recipient, please send an email to [email protected] to receive your discount code.

Virtual Seminar

Optimized for the virtual environment, this ½ day seminar will consist of presentations, group discussions, breakout group sessions, polls and short breaks. This is an opportunity to do a deep dive on a new topic and leave with tools that you can put in to practice immediately.


Karl Mattson, CISO, Noname Security 

Karl is a cybersecurity leader and innovator with more than 25 years’ experience leading diverse teams of technology and security professionals in financial services, retail, and federal government. Previously, Karl was CISO for PennyMac Financial Services and City National Bank and has served as adjunct faculty for the University of Minnesota’s MSST program since 2012. 

Derrek Smith, Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist, Cybersixgill 

Derrek began his career as a cybersecurity consultant at KPMG where he helped secure Fortune 100/500 companies in the areas of cyber risk and compliance, vulnerability management, and incident response. He earned his Master’s of Information Systems Management with a focus on cybersecurity from Brigham Young University.

Kelly Armbruster, Western US Regional Sales Manager, Cybersixgill 

Kelly’s passion for cybersecurity began with her first job at Check Point where she became an advocate for women in cybersecurity. Her experience in the cybersecurity sector includes OEM and Channel positions and she regards FireEye Mandiant, a former employer, as her first ‘dream job’ due to its culture and collaborative Diversity & Inclusion program. Kelly earned a B.S. in Education from Texas A&M-Kingville.


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