Computer Security Practices in Nonprofit Organizations

A NetAction Report

About the Survey

About the Survey

This report is based on a survey conducted online for a period of 31 days between December 19, 2001, and January 20, 2002. Participation in the survey was solicited via announcements to relevant email discussion lists and NetAction Notes subscribers, and through a notice on the NetAction Notes web site. Since random sampling techniques were not used in the survey, we cannot generalize the results to the larger nonprofit community. Despite this limitation, nonprofit organizations should find the report useful in assessing their own computer security practices and identifying practices that need improvement.

About the Author

Audrie Krause is the founder and executive director of NetAction, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting use of the Internet for grassroots citizen action, and educating the public and policy makers about technology policy. Andrea Jepson and Theresa Chen assisted in editing the report.

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