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14 Dec

Why Your Small Business Needs a Firewall
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This is a guest post by Sam Bocetta.   Sam Bocetta is a freelance journalist specializing in U.S. diplomacy and national security, with emphases on technology trends in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense, and cryptography.     In the world of digital business, there’s no safety in being small when it comes to online threats. In truth, small businesses are a common target of cybercrime with a single attack typically costing between $84,000 and $148,000. If you want to keep your customers' data protected and avoid damage to your revenues and reputation, then you need to pay attention to...

11 Dec

7 Tips on Creating a Password Policy for Your Organization
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Nearly 63% of all data breaches occur due to weak or stolen passwords. What’s even more surprising is that 83% of data breaches go undetected for weeks. In a recent survey, 2 out of 5 people reported that their account had been hacked, or they received a notice confirming that their personal information has been compromised. The stats reveal how vulnerable we all are to being hacked. Your personal, professional, financial, and customer data could be at risk and you can lose it all at the drop of a hat....

19 Oct

Infographic: What to Do if Your WordPress Website Was Hacked
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WordPress takes their security very seriously. That's why, in itself, WordPress is extremely secure and you have nothing to worry about. Majority of security loopholes occur when users start installing less than reputable themes and plugins. Sometimes, even the best ones might have issues as well. Hackers get more resourceful every day, so nobody is really 100% safe, but you definitely can take the steps to minimize the risk of an attack as much as possible. This infographic will tell you how to spot the signs that a security breach might have...

16 Oct

What to Do if Your WordPress Website Was Hacked
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WordPress is the world’s most popular way to build websites. Of the top 10 million sites on the internet, nearly 30% are powered by WordPress. It’s no wonder that the company behind WordPress i.e. Automattic, has a highly skilled and expert team of programmers called the ‘WordPress Core Team’. These world-leading experts are responsible for securing the core WordPress software from hackers and malicious attacks. As you know, you can install various themes and plugins in WordPress to extend the functionality of your website. In a few rare instances, there are...

5 Oct

Infographic: Features to Keep Your Website Secure
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Website security is often an afterthought until something bad happens. Unfortunately, when it does happen, the consequences can be irreparable for your business and your reputation. In the worst case scenario, it might not affect just you, but also your customers, your partners, and anyone else who has shared their data through your website in any way. Don't postpone taking care of your website (and your customers') security until it's too late. In this infographic we have listed the security features you should be taking advantage of to ensure the digital safety of...

28 Sep

Why do you need SSL Certificates
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The internet is a wonderful place to do business because of how easy it is for your customers to find you online. The problem is, they are not the only ones taking an interest in your online activities, business or otherwise. There are criminal elements that want your data to make a quick buck, putting your business and finances at risk. They are able to do this by intercepting communications between your website and your customers, committing what’s known as a man-in-the-middle attack. These attacks have become ever more common in...