Information Assurance

Information Assurance

Non-profit organizations and Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Risk Management of non-profit organizations is not discussed in the IT industry and deserves a deepening. This sector has characteristics that differentiate it from traditional profit-oriented businesses, so even IT requires specific terms and conditions. The main peculiarity is that the market’s standard solutions do not provide adequate protection since non-profit “one-size-fits-all ” products do not work. Instead, what is needed is personalized Risk Management products and specially designed for the needs of individual companies. It is not easy to find in the companies (or independent consultants) the skills needed to grasp each organization’s peculiarities and be able to develop policies and procedures that provide total coverage. Nowadays, every business is exposed to the risk of cyberattacks, including non-profit. The most vulnerable are those who receive donations through their website, organize online fundraising campaigns, or have digital databases. As an example, passwords set up and use.


John Giordani
John Giordani, CISA

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

John Giordani is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of NCheng LLP.

John has more than 20 years’ experience in Information System Management, IT Audit, and Cybersecurity Risk Management, focusing on Information Security & Assurance, Data Governance, and IT Risk Management in the Financial industry.

This is often a challenge as clients vary greatly in their technological capability.

As founder and president of LinxPower LLC, John has managed a number of complex information technology projects in the financial services and other industries. He was project manager for JP Morgan Chase’s U.S. Trust Outsourcing Repatriation Project; and in the Italian Air Force, he designed, developed and implemented telecommunication software.

John Giordani is a member of the Cybersecurity Board of advisors at Pace University – Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and member of the Cybersecurity Board of advisors at Ithaca College

Born and raised in Italy, John is currently a candidate for a Doctoral Degree in Information Assurance University of Fairfax, VA. John earned his Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MIS), City College of NY, (CUNY). He also holds a Doctor of Letters degree in Modern Italian Language and Culture from the University of Pisa, Italy, a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity from Ithaca College of New York State, and a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Harvard University.
Cybersimplicity Blog by John Giordani