NGOs are vulnerable to loss of critical information because of hacking. Security looks at confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. Many NGOs think their information is confidential, yet outsiders can easily access it. They think their emails are safe, yet they send plan text emails which are easy to intercept, read, modify and send with potential to cause havoc and loss of key partners. And many NGOs systems like emails, core financial systems are vulnerable to downtime and they never get to know the causes for it.
System downtime, delayed emails and disclosures of secrets are tell-tale signs of security breaches.