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Data security

Postby dex » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:15 am

Hi all

I am new to civiCRM but it looks like a wonderful app. Kudos already to the team, because my research shows this system has great potential. Strangely, having never needed it, I now how two clients at once asking for it. So... a few questions if I may...

I have researched on civicrm.org site and run all through the demo site (impressive!), but questions remain:

1. SECURITY
Are there any special precautions, beyond normal Joomla ones on the security checklist [http://help.joomla.org/component/option,com_easyfaq/task,view/id,167/Itemid,268/]
that I can apply to civiCRM? I'm a little bit nervous about keeping all that personal information in a database/system whose security I cannot guarantee. A colleague suggests I should not use civiCRM for this much sensitive data, because it should be behind a firewall. This is beyond my expertise - I need other advice/help please.

2. EVENTS
For one organisation, I want to be able to run event registrations. I've experimented on the demo system with adding extra fields to the Event Registration page, to no avail. The only extra groups that come up are the ones relating to Individual/Household...etc, not the one I set up relating to 'Events'. I'm sure there's an easy answer to this, but I cant find it

3. CALL FOR PAPERS
Dont suppose anyone knows any hook-in modules for 'Papers Management' for conferences? I found one on Joomla extensions:
http://extensions.joomla.org/component/ ... Itemid,35/
but it's a bit pricey. I am considering just giving them DocMan (or similar) and a custom table application to handle the submission process.

Hopefully someone here can help me.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Data security

Postby lobo » Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:31 am

All support is now done at http://forum.civicrm.org/. Please post there

thanx

lobo


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