Keeping Nonprofits Safe from Cyberthreats: NPower Partners with Symantec for Dallas Pro Bono Week 2014

Keeping Nonprofits Safe from Cyberthreats: NPower Partners with Symantec for Dallas Pro Bono Week 2014

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:45pm

CAMPAIGN: Pro Bono Week

CONTENT: Press Release

DALLAS, TX, October 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – NPower and its skills-based volunteering program, The Community Corps, is collaborating with its partners at Symantec to offer a high-impact workshop in Dallas, Texas as part of Pro Bono Week 2014. Cybersecurity breaches at top organizations across the country continue to fill the headlines. Hosted by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, this workshop is designed to help nonprofits navigate the sometimes confusing waters of cybersecurity and will provide a sound basis to better protect organizations online and in the cloud.

“Since its founding, NPower has been focused on helping nonprofits use technology more effectively to do more social good,” said Stephanie Cuskley, CEO of NPower.  “We designed The Community Corps to give nonprofits and schools access to highly skilled tech volunteers to help increase their impact on the communities they serve. The Symantec workshop we created for Pro Bono Week 2014 exemplifies the quality and expertise we deliver to our partnering organizations.”

Cybersecurity for Nonprofits Workshop (Wednesday Oct. 22nd from 9:00 am- 10:30 am)

The Community Corps has teamed up with industry-leading experts from Symantec’s cybersecurity unit to guide nonprofit attendees through the basic cybersecurity essentials. This interactive workshop will explore best practices all nonprofits should have in place to ensure adequate security, focusing on the following:

·         Threat Awareness and Countermeasures

·         Donor / Member Data and protection

·         Cloud Storage and Mobile Security

Space is limited; register at and learn how to get free software for your nonprofit via the Symantec Software Donation Program by applying at

“We are thrilled that NPower invited us to collaborate on Pro Bono Week 2014, especially given that it’s National Cyber Security Awareness month,” added Marian Merritt, Director, Cyber Education and Online Safety Programs at Symantec. “Symantec is committed to making the world a safer and better place, and as a leader in cybersecurity we are uniquely positioned to help educate nonprofits and share best practices.”

About NPower and The Community Corps
NPower mobilizes the tech community and provides individuals, nonprofits, and schools access and opportunity to build tech skills and achieve their potential. The Community Corps, NPower’s skills-based volunteering program, connects technology professionals with high impact nonprofits and innovative education partners. Our tech volunteers enable schools and nonprofits across the country to use technology more effectively and inspire the next generation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For more information on NPower, please go to

About Symantec
Symantec protects the world’s information, and is a global leader in security, backup and availability solutions. Our innovative products and services protect people and information in any environment –from the smallest mobile device, to the enterprise data center, to cloud-based systems. Our world-renowned expertise in protecting data, identities and interactions gives our customers confidence in a connected world. More information is available at or by connecting with Symantec at:

About Pro Bono Week
Pro Bono Week is a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference.  Inspired by the American Bar Association's National Celebration of Pro Bono, Taproot works with partners around the globe to focus attention on the pro bono movement each year during the third week of October.   This year Pro Bono week runs October 19th through October 25th. 

Events celebrating pro bono and making pro bono resources available to others will take place across the country as part of the effort to spread the word, share best practices and make connections.  Follow the conversation across social media by searching #PBW14 or learn more at:



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