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The Aptify Blog is an honest and informative collection of articles to help association executives solve their most pressing issues.

Joshua Hiller

Since 1994, Joshua Hiller has been a professional software developer and security analyst, working as a private contractor, team member, and team leader. Specializing in automation, integration, penetration auditing and forensics, Josh has over 15 years experience working in the non-profit industry in roles such as application developer, department director, and vice president. A married father of three girls, Josh’s interests include; art, comic books, fantasy, science (and science fiction), application and network security, software development and tropical fish.

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Association Management | association cybersecurity

GDPR: How Will the New Regulation Impact Your Association?

By: Joshua Hiller
April 13, 2018

The clock is ticking. Literally and figuratively. Just visit the GDPR portal, and you’ll see a daunting days-hours-minutes-seconds countdown titled, “Time Until GDPR Enforcement.”

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Association Management | association cybersecurity

Preparing Your Association for GDPR Compliance

By: Joshua Hiller
March 15, 2018

The clock is ticking. Literally and figuratively. Just visit the GDPR portal, and you’ll see a daunting days-hours-minutes-seconds countdown titled, “Time Until GDPR Enforcement.”

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Cybersecurity | association cybersecurity

Combating Phishing Attacks to Protect Association Cybersecurity

By: Joshua Hiller
April 26, 2017

Phishing is the #1 social engineering threat to association cybersecurity, and it has so little to do with the association’s technology. No, the reason that phishing is responsible for so many data breaches is good old-fashioned human error. That’s right—we’re talking about people unknowingly giving their passwords and credit card numbers to hackers, filling out personal information on websites created by hackers, and accidentally installing malware onto their machines. Yikes.

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How to Manage Password Security for Associations

By: Joshua Hiller
February 24, 2017

The relationship between password complexity and the ability to remember said password is directly proportional. Association cybersecurity hinges on requiring complex passwords. And while it might be easy to remember something like This.Password.Is(More)Secure every time you need to log in, with so many different logins to remember, it can all get overwhelming. What are your members supposed to do? Create a spreadsheet of usernames and passwords and store it on their hard drives? Not so secure. Write down each password on a scrap of paper and keep it with them? Slightly more secure, but not so convenient. Keep a file of passwords on their phones? Not really more secure, and what happens when they lose the device? Use the same password for everything? Unacceptable! Password complexity is essential to the cybersecurity of your association or organization, but ease of use is paramount to the individual users, hence we have a chicken and egg scenario on our hands. At Aptify, we believe there is a middle ground for security and utility—this blog will cover the risk of cybertheft, the basics of password security for associations, and using password managers to their full potential.

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Tips for Selecting Your Perfect Password Manager

By: Joshua Hiller
February 03, 2017

As of yet, it is still difficult to find statistics for 2016, but in the years prior, there have been several surveys taken to tabulate the estimated number of passwords and online accounts maintained per person on the Internet today. Here's a brief look at password security over the last decade. 

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3 Association Cybersecurity Questions for 2017

By: Joshua Hiller
January 06, 2017

It is now officially 2017, w00t! Cybersecurity had a rough year in 2016, with new exploit arrivals and massive data breaches reported in the news on a shockingly regular basis. On a positive note, all this focus has certainly raised awareness in the community at large. Almost everyone is talking about it! To start off 2017, I'd like to address three of the most common association cybersecurity questions I received during this last year.

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