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Beyond Backup: Ministry Continuity

The discussion of technology security goes beyond cybercrime and hacking. It also must focus on the backup of important technology data and assets. The importance of data backup is not a new idea. Churches and other organizations have long recognized the importance of backing up their critical data. Your important church data resides in several…

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Email Security: The Keys to the Kingdom

You may be familiar with some version of an all too common nightmare email story. A trusted manager receives an urgent email requesting immediate action. Their superior is traveling, does not have cell service, and is unable to connect to the financial accounts or systems. An important payment to a partner, missionary, or vendor is…

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Employee Security Training: Your Most Powerful Tool in the Cybersecurity Fight

Imagine that you have installed the most expensive, state-of-the-art security system available to protect your home. A technology marvel, it combines heat sensors, motion detection, hair-trigger alarms, sophisticated locks, intrusion barriers—the whole works. It is a system capable of frustrating and bewildering the most seasoned criminal. But such a system can actually be defeated quite…

cybersecurity for churches

11 Vital Cybersecurity Tips for Churches

Cybersecurity rightfully occupies a spot at the forefront of the news today and is a topic of great concern for leadership in churches, ministries, businesses, and organizations of every kind. The concept can be overwhelming to many, and unfortunately, too many churches do not have a comprehensive strategy in place to prevent attacks from those…

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Why You Need A Password Manager

How many times have you seen the “incorrect password” message when trying to log into one of your frequented (or not frequented) sites? Surely by now you’ve heard how dangerous it is to use the same password for every account you have. It’s time to ditch the Word/Excel document or sticky note with your password…

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When Does a Church Need to Think About Data Compliance?

Usually, when technology people talk about data compliance, they are referring to policies related to HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, and other legal and regulatory requirements. These laws list certain requirements for organizations to ensure the security of data with encryption, backup procedures, business continuity plans and data retention plans. One may think that because a church…