Security is a big thing. For churches, it starts with not leaving personal information of staff and congregation members out. That includes your computer on and logged into your e-tithing account. It then expands into making sure you have strong password management and not having sticky notes lying on your desk. But this is not the end of increasing your security online. There is more you can and I believe should do.
I’ll be honest, this is going to take time and reiteration, but I believe it is as necessary as making sure the worship service is done well. So get secure.
Here are three facts you should consider with your online security:
- 40% of people in the last year have had personal information stolen, been hacked, or have been compromised with potential to lose a lot soon. Why? 73% of online accounts have duplicate passwords, 54% of passwords are one of five options, and typically only 6 unique passwords are used to protect 24 different accounts.
- Two factor authentication starts with a strong password, but then will require another verification source, typically a text or email to verify logging in.
- Using two factor authentication is not fool-proof, but it provides a second layer of protection. If you are using Gmail, certain e-tithing options, and password managers, you have the option and should sign up for two factor authentication.
What are your thoughts on two factor authentication?
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