Okta for Good Launches New Grant Portfolio to Improve Cybersecurity for Nonprofits

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SAN FRANCISCO–()– (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent identity provider, today announced the launch of a Nonprofit Cybersecurity Portfolio and $1,020,000 in grants to support better security across the social sector. Stemming from Okta’s three-year commitment to invest $10 million out of the Okta for Good Fund, a donor-advised fund held at Tides Foundation, this grant comes at a time when nonprofits are facing increased cyber attacks, putting millions of already vulnerable people at even greater risk.

, yet most do not have the resources to maintain adequate cybersecurity plans. Nonprofits are integral in doing society’s most important work in coming together for common good. Their data and the people they serve must be protected. Okta’s Nonprofit Cybersecurity Portfolio, which is part of Okta’s Nonprofit Technology Initiative, is the company’s first step in supporting better security for nonprofits through six grants that provide resourcing for projects ranging from training to incident response support.

Nonprofit Cybersecurity Portfolio Grantees and Projects

The funds will be distributed between six different organizations and projects, selected in partnership with external nonprofit security experts and Okta Security leadership including David Bradbury, CSO, Okta and Jameeka Green Aaron, CISO, Auth0, a product unit of Okta. The grantees selected are:

CyberPeace Institute: The institute will use its $150,000 grant to expand CyberPeace Builders, connecting corporate cyber volunteers with nonprofits in need of cybersecurity training. NetHope: With $375,000 from Okta

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