Know the Risks of a Cyberattack—and How to Protect Your Association

Know the Risks of a Cyberattack—and How to Protect Your Association

hacked symbol on computer circuit board October 3, 2016 By: Stacey L. Pine and Jeff Glassie, FASAE

Preventing and responding to cyberattacks has become one of an association's highest priorities. The first step is to understand the risks and then implement the policies and procedures you need to keep your data safe. Here's what the law requires.

Ten years ago, almost no one was talking about cybersecurity, especially in the association world. Today, cybersecurity is on the mind of the vast majority of association executives, and discussions of the subject top the agendas of staff and board meetings. Associations of all sizes have realized how vulnerable they are to a data security breach or malicious cyberattack and have begun to understand the financial and liability risk such an event poses. ...