Computers are absolutely vital to help keep a church running, but they are also vulnerable. Keep your church records and data safe with the right precautions and software. We've compiled the following simple tips to help you secure your valuable information.
- One database is enough. If you're using multiple databases to store information, the more you'll need to protect. Try to consolidate your data so you can better secure it.
- Guessable passwords. Are your passwords guessable? Avoid using words, names, or numbers that could be easily guessed by an outsider. Also, never share passwords with your coworkers.
- Perform regular backups. Backing up your computers daily, even hourly will save you time in the future if there's a power surge. Taking your vital records and data to an off-site location also gives you a safety if a natural disaster occurs.