When organized religions go about their day to day routines, do they think of data and the relationship to privacy? How many religious organizations have a designated “CISO” let along a “Cognitive CISO?” Think about the future of cybersecurity, should organize religion be thinking about the emerging trends in technology and threat landscapes, and […]Read more "Organized Religion has a Privacy issue?"
Churches need a Chief Information Security “Officer” commonly called a CISO. This is the person responsible for the risk assessments. As privacy becomes more prominent in 2019, you will begin to experience the need for a CISO. The risk assessment will be your key for defending your actions, should someone question why or why not […]Read more "The Church and Risk Assessments"
By now most of us who have been in ministry and church planting for some years, we have read all the playbooks on reinventing your church, we have learned from the best in the field. What they wrote is correct. These great thinkers have moved us to new ways of thinking about our church and […]Read more "Curch Reimaged and Reinvented: Are you prepared"
Church Leaders are resolved that they must transform their strategies, processes, and technology infrastructure to succeed in this new world. The question is how?Read more "The long winding road called the internet"
Churches and middle governing bodies need to think of technology in the context of “Enterprise Resource Planning” or better known as ERP. Once cost prohibitive for most churches and even some governing bodies, the technology landscape today is prime. With the advent of cloud-based technology, along with the emerging tools of the fourth industrial revolution, […]Read more "Congregational Patterns are the Key for ERP"
Physical distance is as much an issue for churches as it is for business. Think of “Extended Reality” (XR) and the role it could have in your church, your missional activities and creating discipleship. If you think about all the ways, we connect with our congregations, and when you look at the core, it is […]Read more "Does your church have a distance problem?"
This is a continuation from last week. IT has changed the world more so in the last five years that the previous twenty-five. We live in a world of an always-on, always-connected and that means the old communication models, the early church planting models, the church discipleship models are being disrupted daily. Congregations are expecting […]Read more "Data is the new “Oil.”"
Many churches in the United States and dioceses are subject to the “General Data Protection Regulation” better known as GDPR if they meet specific criteria. The first question to ask is: “Does our congregation have members who are citizens or residents of any country in the European Union (EU)? The members can be short-timers, maybe they […]Read more "Is your church subject to GDPR and you don’t know it?"
I am guessing you need to be an octopus with many tentacles to count the number of people you know probably. Now, why is that? We must be open to INNOVATION and where it comes to play in our mission. For starters, stop thinking of innovation as something that is technology or something that only […]Read more "Do you run out of fingers counting the number of unchurched or de-churched people you know?"
Here is a framework that all churches and religious organizations can work with to better understand and prepare themselves for cyber attacks and protecting their data. The guidance encourages organizations such as churches to secure data from a privacy perspective and maintain security from a cyber perspective. This is called the NIST framework. NIST is […]Read more "Has your Church been NIST’d?"