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AI Policy for Churches and Ministries

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere, and like it or not, everyone is using it. That means those inside and outside of your ministry are probably already using AI. Whether that is good or bad is ultimately a leadership decision every ministry is going to have to make. While the legal system is struggling to keep up,

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Please Protect Your Macs

I know, I know, this can be a controversial topic, but hey, it’s an election year.

Apple fans aside, it is important to objectively look at the security of all devices on your network and with access to your ministry data. Whether BYOD or ministry issued,

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Yes, Ministries Should Embrace AI

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) has been a significant technological advancement and will continue to revolutionize our lives, with some suggesting AI is to this generation what dial-up internet was to the prior generation.

But with artificial intelligence comes many questions.

Is it safe?

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Church Cybersecurity Starts With the Human Firewall

Every week I’m asked about cybersecurity.  Unfortunately, it is usually after an incident has occurred.  I’m asked about insurance, incident triage, costs to recover, and more.  My favorite calls are from those churches that want to get out ahead of cybersecurity and not just be prepared if an incident occurs but want to be prepared to avoid the incidents. 

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Microsoft Resolves O365 Charity Licensing Issue for Churches!

Many Christian churches and ministries have been uncomfortable with the Microsoft charity licensing section requiring them to certify they don’t discriminate in their employment practices regarding LGBT issues. On 10/8/2015 Microsoft resolved this and posted the changes to their website! That is great news for many! Here are the details.

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Password Management and LastPass

I’ve been asked a lot of questions about password managers, especially due to the LastPass hack that started in 2022 and was fully disclosed in 2023.  Before getting too far into this, let me be clear that I’m still pro password manager.  Password managers, while not spelled out in the original Greek,

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Hiring Freedom vs Software Platform Policies

© 2021 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
Founder, GreenDot.Press
Reprinted from XPastor.org

The U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that churches and ministries have the right to only hire those who agree with their religious and doctrinal views, but many IT solution providers require churches and ministries to certify that they do not discriminate in their employment or hiring practices as a condition of qualifying for a donation from that provider in the form of a heavily discounted charity license.

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New AntiMalware Recommendation

© 2021 by Nick B. Nicholaou, all rights reserved
Ministry Business Services, Inc. President
Reprinted from MinistryTech

Malware, in all its forms, is a constantly moving and evolving threat. Protection is essential! My firm, MBS, recently changed its spec to a solution called SentinelOne because it appears to be the strongest protection against ransomware and all other forms of malware.

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Church & Donor Management Software – ChMS

Solutions from church and donor management software providers keep improving in their ability to help churches and ministries fulfill their mission! Their features to track and communicate with people, their web and mobile device interfaces, and their powerful database tools make this category of software a big help and valuable asset for today’s ministries in reaching many with The Gospel and discipling them.

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