security in strange times

A Guide to Security and Privacy In Strange Times

During these unprecedented times of “social distancing,” “shelter-in-place,” and “stay-at-home” orders, everyone is having to learn or experiment with new technology and work habits. For many people, this will mark their first exposure to remote work and virtual settings. With these new realities comes a need to not only remember a few fundamental security tips,…

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Dark Web Research: Is Your Personal Data Safe?

These days it seems we can’t go even one week without hearing about another data breach or leak of our personal information. And all too often, these data dumps include very personal information as well as our email addresses, usernames, and even our passwords. But how do IT security researchers find out about these breaches and recapture the data that has been stolen? They…

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Content & DNS Filtering: A Preventative Approach

While not always understood as such, content filtering is a critical security component of technology environments in churches, ministries, schools, and almost every other organization as well. While your church has probably implemented some content filtering by now, you may not understand the breadth of security benefits it can provide.   What is Content Filtering,…

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Secure Wi-Fi for Churches: A Necessity, Not A Luxury

The Expectation: Robust, “All-the-time” Internet Access Today, people have an expectation of always-on connectivity and anytime access to Internet resources for information, banking, shopping, research, entertainment, social interaction, reading, communicating and so much more. They can get angry and frustrated when they cannot get online—even when flying in an airplane or traveling in fairly remote…

church cyber insurance

Does My Church Need Cyber Liability Insurance?

An All-Too Common Scenario At this point in 2019, the scenario is becoming all too familiar. Cybercriminals use social engineering to bypass technology safeguards and security protection to infiltrate email systems, bank accounts, credit card accounts, member databases, and other areas containing sensitive data. The criminals then utilize the data to steal money and identities, create…