If you have computers at your facility, you are at risk for a devastating attack on your finances–and your reputation. Without deliberate precautions, your financial data, as well as the personal information of your employees and congregants, is easy for hackers to find.

Here are just a few of the financial implications a cyber attack could have on your congregation:

  • Compensation to those impacted by the attack
  • Regulatory fines
  • Legal and forensic investigation costs

In addition to financial costs, there are also indirect costs, such as:

  • Personal damage to employees and members
  • Reduced confidence in conducting cyber transactions
  • Reduced revenue
  • Reputational damage to your religious organization

To avoid being the victim of an attack, it’s critical that you take steps to protect your congregation. These include:

  • Proven protection and detection methods
  • Heightened physical and technological security
  • Cyber crime insurance
  • Compliance with regulatory standards
  • Employee training

Church Mutual Insurance Company is committed to helping you protect the greater good. That’s why, in recognition of Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’d like to share best practices to help you create a culture of security. You can find them at churchmutual.com.

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