Churches may be easy targets for data theft. In a recent Church Executive article, author David A. Jones noted, “Frugal budgeting and limited resources in technological intelligence inherent with religious organizations often lead to weak security controls. The risk of losing data is high, given the scope of programs happening at all hours on and off campus.”
Not long ago, a locked file cabinet was all the data security a church needed. Now, it’s a different world. In April 2012, Robert Mueller III, director of the FBI, reported to The New York Times, “Cyber attacks [will] soon replace terrorism as the agency’s No. 1 concern.”
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