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A Practical Approach to Protect Your Organization's Vision

San Francisco   

A New Level of Strategic Awareness

Cyber Strategy Advisors proudly invites you to the San Francisco Bay Area's first Cybersecurity Awareness Briefing for Nonprofit Leaders. 


Join us for a journey into the state of cybersecurity and data privacy in the nonprofit sector. This is a non-technical, fundamental introduction to cybersecurity and data privacy basics, which will help nonprofit and community leaders protect their organizations, constituents, and the communities they serve.


Cybersecurity risks and threats are inevitable. The measure of impact depends on an organization’s readiness. Being ready means being aware. In today’s rapidly evolving cybersecurity environment, it is critical for leadership to be aware of and well-versed in cybersecurity and privacy.

Awareness is the first step.



  • The State of Cybersecurity in the Nonprofit Sector

  • Managing the Delicate Balance Between Social Innovation, Cybersecurity and Privacy

  • Leveraging Organizational Principles and Values to Drive Cybersecurity Initiatives

  • Action Plan Overview - Practical Next Steps to Put Your Organization in the Right Direction


Cybersecurity is Everyone's Responsibility. Know Your Role. 


This program is for nonprofit professionals interested in learning how they can meaningfully contribute to the protection of their organization's most valuable assets. Introducing the topic of cybersecurity and data privacy in any organization takes initiative and leadership. 

  • Executives Directors

  • Program and Project Managers

  • Board Members

  • Advisors and Consultants

  • Foundation Leaders

  • Community Leaders


Essential Knowledge for Nonprofit Leaders. 


  • What research and data tell us about cybersecurity risks in the nonprofit sector – and why it matters

  • How practical and common-sense cyber governance and policies help protect your organization’s assets, people, donors, and supporters

  • How to align your organization’s principles and values to your organization's data protection efforts

  • How cybersecurity awareness and education contributes to developing a risk-aware culture

  • Why cybersecurity is not a technology problem, but an organizational issue

  • How to leverage a risk-based approach to make smart cybersecurity investments

  • Why a cybersecurity incident response plan is essential to your organization's resilience 

  • How to engage your board to support cybersecurity governance and data protection initiatives

  • Why and when cyber liability insurance makes sense as a part of your risk management strategy

  • How to incorporate cybersecurity costs into grant proposals for programs that collect, process, and store personal and sensitive information of program participants.


Differentiate and Elevate Your Growth.


  • Differentiate and elevate your professional growth and leadership skills in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy in the nonprofit sector.

  • Demonstrate to funders, donors, and supporters that cybersecurity and data privacy matters are priorities to your organization.

  • Become a trusted advisor to your organization, board, and community on cybersecurity and data privacy matters.

  • Gain a clear understanding of what cybersecurity and data privacy mean to your organization.

  • Gain the essential knowledge to lead your organization to a new level of cyber resiliency. 



Lauren Coaching Center

San Francisco, CA

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast and Welcoming Remarks


9:30 am - 10:00

The State of Cybersecurity in the Nonprofit Sector


10:00 am - 10:30 am

Managing the Delicate Balance Between Social Innovation, Cybersecurity and Privacy


10:30 am - 10:40 am

Refreshment Break

10:40 am - 11:10 am

Leveraging Organizational Principles and Values to Drive Cybersecurity Initiatives


11:10 am - 11:40 am

Action Plan Overview: Practical Next Steps to Put Your Organization in the Right Direction.

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Reflect, Resonate, and Respond: Leadership in Action Exercise. 


12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

Closing Remarks


12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

Bringing It All Together: Lunch, Open Discussion, and Q&A Session. 


In an effort to deliver a quality learning experience for our valued program participants, we purposely limit registrations. Our goal is to provide an engaging experience that allows for open discussion and dialogue. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation. 

"Every day presents an opportunity to improve the value of my work. It’s not just a business goal — it’s a personal commitment. "
Jessy Gonzalez


​Jessy Gonzalez is the founder and principal of Cyber Strategy Advisors, LLC. (CSA). He has been a nonprofit and business executive for 20 years, with international certifications in information security management, risk management, information technology governance, systems engineering, and project management. His professional designations include: Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Project Management Professional (PMP). 


He is an active member of several local and international cybersecurity organizations committed to the research and development of industry standards and best practices. Throughout his career, he has focused on serving the technology investment and management needs of nonprofit organizations and foundations. His current research focuses on understanding the challenges and complexities of information security, data privacy, risk management, IT governance, and leadership development in the nonprofit sector.


Jessy is recognized nationally as a subject-matter expert, developer, public speaker, and presenter of award-winning social enterprise business models and community technology education programs. He enjoys mentoring inner-city at-risk youth and collaborating with nonprofit community professionals to develop effective, practical, and purpose-driven programs. As a former nonprofit executive director, board member, program director, and social venture entrepreneur, Jessy intimately understands the cybersecurity and data privacy challenges and risks impacting the nonprofit community. His experience and knowledge in the nonprofit sector, combined with his passion for raising cybersecurity awareness at the leadership level and in board room, are the key ingredients in this program, which has the mind of a business and the heart of a nonprofit.


  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) - ISACA

  • Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC) - ISACA

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - ISACA

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - (ISC)²

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) - PMI

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) - Microsoft

  • Certified OKR Coach - Performance Measurement and Growth 

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) In-Progress - ISACA

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) - In-Progess - IAPP


  • 2002 California Governor's Technology & Innovation Award - The State of California

  • Technology Education Champions and Heroes (TECH) Award - Oakland Private Industry Council 

  • CompTIA Excellence in Professional Development Award - Computing Technology Industry Association

  • Community Achievement Award - YMCA of the East Bay

  • Youth Mentorship and Advocacy Award - City and County of San Francisco

  • Community Service Award - LeaderSpring (Board Member 2009-2011)


  • Information Systems Access Control Association - ISACA (International)

  • Information Systems Access Control Association - ISACA (Silicon Valley Chapter)

  • The International Information System Security Certification Consortium - (ISC)²

  • Project Management Institute - PMI

  • Cloud Security Alliance - CSA

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals - IAPP

  • The Institute of Risk Management - IRM

  • Computing Technology Industry Association - CompTIA

  • National Contract Management Association - NCMA



The space is in shades of soothing moss green, decorated with original artwork throughout, furnished with solid teakwood furniture, comfortable seating, and all with excellent natural light. 

On the northwest corner of Geary and Jordan, the venue is conveniently above the Cup and Cake coffee shop with dozens more restaurants close by on Geary and on Clement Street. A public parking lot is two blocks away, and a new CVS pharmacy on the next corner is super convenient. Its located on the 38 Geary bus line, making it very quick to get to and from downtown in a jiffy.

The Venue


In an effort to deliver a quality learning experience for our valued program participants, we purposely limit registrations. Our goal is to provide an engaging experience that allows for open discussion and dialogue. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation. 

About CSA


Cyber Strategy Advisors, LLC is a boutique cyber strategy advisory firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. CSA works with nonprofit organizations and foundations to strategically align their organizational vision, mission, and cause to practical cybersecurity and data privacy initiatives and programs that protect their most valuable assets. 



​Nonprofits face many challenges that make them vulnerable to cyber attacks and unintentional data loss. The lack of financial resources and budget, combined with a lack of skilled cybersecurity personnel, are key risk contributors. These risks, in addition to the ever-increasing volume and sophistication of cyber threats, are what make nonprofits prime targets for cyber criminals. Research and data indicate that this trend will continue. It’s not a matter of if, but when. 


Developing an effective and practical cyber strategy doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. By combining awareness and education with leadership and action, organizational leaders can understand which questions to ask to make informed, risk-based decisions that strategically align with the organization’s capacity, capabilities, vision, and goals. Organizations can’t manage what they can’t measure. 


Ignite the conversation of cybersecurity and data privacy in your organization today. Join us for an event, or share our program with your community.


We welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience. For speaking opportunities please drop us a note in the contact form below. We'd love to hear from you. 

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