Roger Blalock, IT Security Director for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, details seven simple actions that every church should take to reduce their risk of becoming a victim of accidental or malicious computer security incidents. Many of these improvements can be completed at low or no cost to an organization but will increase the safety and integrity of a church’s confidential data.
1 – Understand best practices for password creation, including tools and techniques to ease password management
2 – The proper use and security of cloud applications and services
3 – Learn guidelines for operating systems, software and hardware updates and replacement timelines
4 – Configuration options for proper web content filtering
5 – The importance of subdividing the computer network to protect important computer systems
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