STOP Opening Attachments From Strangers

STOP Opening Attachments From Strangers! (And Other Hacking Prevention Tips)

The Ohio Arts Council recently presented a webinar titled “Don’t Get Hacked,” aimed at providing tips, practices, and tools that will reduce vulnerability to data theft. The presenter Ted Hattemer started out with common advice about upgrading from vulnerable operating systems like Windows Vista and XP and using anti-virus/malware software. You Are The Weakest Link Often though it is human beings that are weak link in the security chain, employing poor discipline like opening email attachments from unknown sources, visiting phishing sites, using weak passwords or the same passwords in multiple places, … Read more

Emergency Preparation Mentor Rides Into Town

Emergency Preparation Mentor Rides Into Town

Recently there was a new addition to the list of emergency preparation resources available to performing arts organizations. We have previously discussed ArtsReady which was created after Hurricane Katrina.  In January 2017 Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) was formed as a service of Lyrasis. ArtsReady is among the groups which are partnering and supporting Performing Arts Readiness, but the latter offers some resources you won’t currently find with ArtsReady.  They have a series of webinars on topics like disaster preparation and planning, cybersecurity and crisis communication. They are also offering grants supporting the … Read more

Flooded Costume Shop Or Music Library Art Conservators May Be Able To Help

Flooded Costume Shop Or Music Library? Art Conservators May Be Able To Help

If you are in the performing arts and your material assets suffer damage, be it natural disaster, leaky pipes or someone eating where they shouldn’t, you might not consider visual art conservators and restorers as a solution. The fact is the work that many of the regional preservation groups do encompasses projects outside visual arts and architectural features. They are much better equipped to effect repairs and recovery to sensitive damaged materials than most industrial and general cleaning companies. In a recent forum on disaster preparedness and mitigation, Jennifer Souers Chevraux of ICA … Read more

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