May 19, 2022
Cyber security is increasingly crucial in our technologically advanced world. Scammers use many schemes when attempting to steal your data, but you can outsmart them by understanding their methods.
Five common tricks of cyber scammers:
These tricks may be difficult to spot, as scammers can be very sneaky. Whenever you receive an email, text message, or phone call that requests immediate action, especially a transfer of funds, take a minute to run through the following questions:
Managing passwords and using two-factor authentication are just two ways you can outsmart their treachery. If you use the same password everywhere, hackers will use software to automatically search other accounts and attempt to break in with the stolen password, which is called password stuffing. When setting your passwords, make sure they’re long and complex.
Another remedy is to use a password manager. They come as software and applications, so you can use them across your computers and mobile devices. Password managers allow you to place all your accounts in a single, encrypted, and password-protected vault. Once you link your accounts, the software creates new, unique passwords for each one. You’ll only need to remember the single master password.
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In this article, Brad Brown from Plan A Wealth Management gives a wonderful insight into why ministries might consider choosing a 403(B)(9) retirement plan.
As school is back in session, it’s important to make sure your school is equipped with the correct safety procedures. Thinking about your school’s physical security as a series of layers can help you find gaps in your plan. Transportation and volunteers are just two important aspects of your school safety plan to think about.
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We are so excited to welcome the newest member of the American Church Group of Colorado team, Lyndsie Glowinski.
Churches are increasingly becoming targets for cyber criminals. The most common attack is by sending “phishing” emails where the perpetrator poses as someone familiar to the ministry staff (like a senior pastor, deacon, elder, or someone trustworthy) and requests some sort of response.
Anyone who turns on the news, flips through a magazine, or browses the web can see that American society and culture are experiencing rapid transitions. Some ministries have valid concerns that issues surrounding societal shifts may expose them to negative publicity, governmental scrutiny, or litigation.
The questions become: when and how can ministries operate within their deeply held religious beliefs when they may conflict with others’ rights?