Plan to Your Need and Budget

In a world where news about cyberattacks and hackers regularly makes the headlines, community-based organizations are not immune.

Data breaches are getting bigger, hackers are getting savvier, and the amount of compromised data is unfortunately on the rise. Take precautions to mitigate your risk, because it's less of a question as to whether you'll be attacked, but when. The Alliance protects organizations in three core ways:

Monitoring, Vulnerability Scanning, and Penetration Testing

Without continuous monitoring and evaluation, your organization doesn’t have a complete picture of risks and attack vectors. Take a proactive approach to keeping your organization’s data out of harm’s way. The Alliance offers support for common security activities including operational monitoring, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing. These threat detection solutions can comprehensively identify and evaluate the security and business risk poster of your organization.

Automated Security Awareness Training Program for Staff

Twenty-seven percent of data breaches are caused by human error, meaning a talented and dedicated employee unknowingly clicked on or opened an infected document or link. Your employees are frequently exposed to increasingly sophisticated social engineering attacks. Through the Alliance’s partnership with KnowB4, we can help you educate your staff to be more informed, resilient, and secure. Our comprehensive approach integrates baseline testing using mock attacks; interactive web-based training and testing; and continuous assessment through simulated phishing, vishing, and smishing attacks. KnowB4 has been recognized as the leader in 2018 Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for security awareness computer-based training for the second year in a row.

Cyber Liability Insurance

Through our partnership with Brown & Brown Insurance of Lehigh Valley, the Alliance offers an exclusive cyber liability insurance product. This exclusive coalition cyber liability insurance has been tested against all major competitors and offers lower pricing, lower deductibles, and the broadest coverage available in the market, with 24-hour customer service and IT security experts on staff, not just insurance personnel. 

As cybercrimes become sophisticated, firewalls and training are no longer enough. A comprehensive risk insurance plan can protect not only your proprietary information, but disruption in service, cyber extortion, digital asset restoration to name a few. 

Services Offered

  • Cyber/IT policy and practice review
  • Auditing and monitoring of IT platforms
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Identifying and evaluating cybersecurity risk
  • IT attack penetration testing
  • Staff training on cybercrime schemes
  • File handling procedures to protect information
  • Email procedures to optimize protection
  • Best practices for password creation and use
  • IT crisis plan creation
  • Adaptable communication templates 
  • Cyber insurance recommendations and review

Key Benefits


Your cybersecurity package is tailored to your specific needs and budget.

Experience Driven.

We understand the unique IT security needs of nonprofits.

Preventive Planning.

From IT monitoring and testing to a formal crisis management plan, you will be well prepared. 

Financial Protection.

Your current coverage may not safeguard in the case of an attack. The Alliance has an affiliated provider that will protect you.

Cybersecurity Case Studies

KnowBe4 Case Study: Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

In October 2017, staff members of the Alliance IT department became committed to embedding security awareness into the Alliance's organizational culture. By partnering with KnowBe4, the training began to produce a human firewall. Hear what our IT staff did to make our organization safer against cybercrime. 

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Alliance Member Case Study: Family Service Rochester (FSR)

We Thought We Were Safe: How a Top Organization Fell Victim to a Cyberattack 
In January 2017, FSR staff discovered their organization was the victim of a cybercrime. Their files had been encrypted, and they faced a ransom demand to unlock them. FSR Executive Director Scott Maloney would soon find out that the legal requirements, time commitment, and related expenses were going to be staggering. Hear of the challenges and lessons learned in FSR's case study. 

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See all of the ways the Alliance can support your operational needs and request more information online.