Latest headlines: Carter Music on what’s next for houses of worship in 2022, Hope Roth on ransomware and integrators, plus news from Epson
May 31, 2022 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 10
This time, Carter Music writes about what’s next for houses of worship. After so many have figured out how to thrive during COVID-19 and continue to do so with livestreaming and other online options, that leaves the question: What’s next? Where should houses of worship spend their energy, time and money? What are some important things to think about as we continue advancing into this brave new world?
In our other featured column this time, Hope Roth writes about what to do (as an integrator) if you’re faced with the challenge of a cyberattack. If you lose quite a bit of sensitive information due to a ransomware attack, what do you do? She answers all this and how to make sure you’re never in that position! Because in this day and age, cyberattacks are all of our problems.
It’s important for HOWs to continue to clarify their vision. Without COVID-19 restrictions, the reason behind livestreaming and an engaging online presence can get fuzzy. HOWs have always been powered by volunteers and they have traditionally done an excellent job training and equipping those people. They must now apply the same approach to vision casting by teaching volunteers the purpose of their work.
As ransomware attacks have become more and more common, insurance coverage for them has become increasingly more expensive. Cyberattack coverage now requires its own separate insurance, usually referred to as cybersecurity insurance or cyber liability insurance. This insurance costs a pretty penny, so some businesses elect for cheaper plans. Unfortunately, these plans have limited coverage. Our fictional integrator learned the hard way that he’d been paying for an insurance plan that wasn’t going to cover anything.