On July 16, 2020, the Diocese’s third-party software and cloud hosting vendor, Blackbaud, informed us that they had suffered a cybersecurity incident in May 2020 which initially raised concerns regarding potential unauthorized access to certain information they maintained. Blackbaud is a vendor providing customer relationship management and financial services tools, focusing on the non-profit sector. Along with universities, other dioceses and charitable organizations, the Diocese of Trenton has used Blackbaud primarily for these services for more than 20 years.
After conducting an investigation, Blackbaud reports that no bank account, credit card or other encrypted information was accessed through this incident. The Diocese of Trenton will carefully monitor this situation with Blackbaud and seek any additional information that may become available.
We will keep our community informed of any updates via our websites.