Protecting Your Website From Cyber-Attacks

Posted by Jen Neumann on Apr 2, 2015 3:31:32 PM


IT'S NOT JUST TARGET & HOME DEPOT THAT GET HACKED

Cyber-security is a real and increasing concern - for CIOs, network administrators and website development companies. Cyber-attacks, whether computer, web or mobile based are increasing because there are so many ways for hackers to access sites and accounts, and companies are ill prepared to deal with the threat. 


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Prepare. Backup. Defend.

Cyber security is a multi-pronged approach these days. 

All sites that employ a Content Management System (CMS - the software that allows you to log in and update your own website) are vulnerable to security threats and hacks. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there that make a living by inserting code into websites that promote other sites orproducts, use what are called "black hat SEO" tactics or insert malicious code to infect your viewer's computer and gain access to their data.

When we build a site, we attempt to "hack-proof" it from the start. However, there is no way to completely anticipate the new technologies being used by digital cretins. To protect your site, we install licensed and tested, premium security solutions, monitor the site for hacks or attempts to gain access, and use industry standard security programs to not only protect, but to also restore and clean-up attacks when they occur. (And you should assume that they will). 

To protect the investment you've made in your website, we recommend an ongoing maintenance program. At a minimum, it will protect you from high fees to correct security attacks, keep your site updated, backed up, running the most up to date versions of software and security, and offer you varying levels of support. Our higher tier plan includes standard domain and hosting costs, more support and the installation of licensed software that will quickly clean up malicious code insertions in the event that an attacker gets past security, and get your site working faster. 

 

Check Your Accounts

The experts at Kapersky Labs show that cyber attacks and crime are rising quickly. With the advent of the "Internet of Things," a lot of "doors" are inadvertently left open. It's more than just websites - but your accounts with other websites, and on your mobile device. Wondering if your email account has been compromised? Here's a way to find out, simply, by entering your email into HaveIBeenPwned.com

Here are the top 10 data security breaches of 2014:

152,445,165 Adobe accounts 
4,821,262 mail.ru accounts 
4,789,599 Bitcoin Security Forum Gmail accounts 
4,609,615 Snapchat accounts 
1,247,574 Gawker accounts 
1,186,564 Yandex accounts 
1,057,819 Forbes accounts 
859,777 Stratfor accounts 
855,249 Manga Traders accounts 
648,231 Domino's accounts 

 

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