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Social Engineering – An Ever Increasing Threat

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Social engineering is an increasing threat for organizations with “Advanced Phishing Attacks”, being identified by the World Economic Forum as one of the top cyber crimes to look out for in 2020. Protecting your nonprofit from social engineering should be a key component of your organization’s risk management plan.  This video explains the common forms of social engineering. 

Social Engineering Video: Common Computer and Internet Fraud Schemes

Video by ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, 2018

Cybersecurity Checklist

ThinkHR is an excellent resource to learn more about cyber crime and how to protect your nonprofit. To request their Cyber Security Checklist for employees complete the form below. Don’t forget that as a CalNonprofit Insurance Services client you receive a free subscription to ThinkHR and can access this checklist along with training courses and other resources on Cyber Security. If you need help accessing ThinkHR, contact your account manager or email

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  • Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), CalNonprofits Insurance Services was established during a time of diminishing insurance options for nonprofits. One of the driving reasons for establishing the association was to use the collective influence of the sector to secure more stable and quality insurance. We have developed, and are known for, our wide spectrum of services reflecting expertise in both the insurance and nonprofit sectors, our superior customer service, and our development of exclusive insurance products, including a highly successful dental and vision trust. We insure more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations throughout California and we are the only California brokerage specializing in insurance for nonprofits. Our clients range from newly established nonprofits all the way to venerable organizations with multiple locations statewide.

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