This nonprofit moved from outdated on-premise infrastructure to a future-proof Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud solution. At its best, the cloud allows people to access a network anywhere in the world at any time. At its worst, it offers the same to hackers. And unfortunately, the company hadn't been prioritizing cybersecurity.
When security incidents arose, security teams would receive alerts that something was wrong – a server was down, an intrusion occurred, or malicious traffic was attempting to extract data – but they couldn't locate where the problem was or why it happened.
The nonprofit also received massive amounts of web traffic. While this is great for the company, it also makes it a hot target for malicious traffic. From botnets to brute-force attacks, cybercriminals have many tools at their disposal to attack any application on the internet.
In short, without efficient cybersecurity processes, data was vulnerable. This data included donor information, research data, sensitive employee data, and more. To maintain trust in the company – and to protect its online services – the nonprofit knew it must double down on cybersecurity but lacked in-house expertise.
It was time to find a partner to guide them.