How Symantec Protects People and Data at Nonprofit Partners
By Calvin Hennick
Like organizations in every industry, nonprofits have valuable data they need to protect. In addition to employee payroll and donor data, nonprofits store and manage information as diverse as HIV treatment records, notes from drug counseling sessions, and the addresses and phone numbers of victims of domestic violence.
It’s critical for nonprofits to secure this data — not only for financial and regulatory reasons, but also to protect vulnerable populations and maintain the trust of both donors and clients.
Unlike large enterprises, however, many nonprofits lack the financial resources to make robust cybersecurity investments.
Product donation is Symantec’s largest mechanism to support the nonprofit community and help nonprofits fulfill their missions. Since launching the software donation program with TechSoup in 2002, Symantec has helped more than 102,000 nonprofits and public libraries in 206 countries worldwide, solve today’s biggest security challenges and protect against the ever-evolving threat landscape.