FTC Directs Blackbaud to Resolve Inadequate Security Procedures


Blackbaud, a fundraising software provider, and the FTC have settled inadequate security procedures that resulted in a sizable data breach.

Early in 2020, hackers gained access to Blackbaud systems and took away a significant amount of private customer information. The company took three months to discover the breach, delayed disclosing the incident for almost two months, and initially minimized its scope. The government watchdog claimed in its complaint that Blackbaud’s security procedures were deficient in several ways, including the company’s inability to encrypt confidential client data.

It also lacks to segment and monitor its network appropriately, use multifactor authentication to discourage the use of weak passwords, and remove data that was no longer required.

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