Top 4 Tips to Get Ahead of Security Threats

According to recent research, malware currently infects an estimated 12.8 million websites globally. These infections make sites vulnerable to takeovers, defacement and data breaches from bad actors looking to tarnish site reputations and turn a profit – and the costs can be devastating for businesses. In fact, the average data breach now costs businesses $1.9 million, which is enough to significantly impact any organization – regardless of size.

To avoid the harmful impacts of a cyberattack, businesses should get proactive about protecting their site now, before the damage is done. Here are our top 4 cybersecurity tips your business can deploy now to get proactive on preventing data breaches, site defacement, DDoS attacks and other threats that put your sites at risk.

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SiteLock® INFINITY™ Wins the 2020 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award!

We are excited to announce that SiteLock® INFINITY™ has been recognized as a winner of the 2020 Cloud Computing Excellence Product of the Year Award by TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine for the second year in a row! The Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award honors companies with the most innovative, useful, and beneficial cloud products and services that have been available to deploy within the past year.

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Understanding Cybersecurity

In the age of data, with organizations creating trillions of gigabytes of new information each year, it’s easy to think of cybersecurity as a mere synonym for “data protection.” But cybersecurity is so much more. By shielding companies’ data and systems from organized criminal attacks, cybersecurity programs also protect businesses from operational interruptions, financial losses, legal penalties, and the destruction of customer trust.

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SiteLock’s 2020 Annual Security Review: The Top Website Threats Impacting Your Business

Cybercrime is on the rise, and attacks don’t show any signs of slowing down. In 2019, the world witnessed some of the largest-scale cyberattacks in history, including the First American breach that exposed almost 900 million customer transaction records and the Facebook database leak that revealed nearly 500 million personal records.

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How to Start a Secure Online Business from Home

Recent events have impacted employment for millions around the globe. As a result, many people are searching for new sources of income. With so many of us relying on the internet now for delivery of food, medicine and other services, starting your own online business from home may be the right solution to help generate income.

Starting an online business from home doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, it can be quite simple. However, protecting it from cyberattacks isn’t always as easy. Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are the targets in 43% of all cybersecurity incidents. That’s because hackers know that SMBs often lack the budget or resources to implement enterprise-quality protection. Phishing, ransomware, site defacement and SEO spam are just some of the most common threats SMBs face online.

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SiteLock Launches New Security Awareness Training & Phishing Simulation

We are excited to announce that we have expanded our cybersecurity product portfolio to include SiteLock Security Awareness Training & Phishing Simulation! With this launch, our customers benefit from the convenience of provisioning an even broader suite of powerful, industry-leading cybersecurity solutions from a single vendor. 

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Your Small Business’s Cybersecurity Guide to the Most Common Cyberthreats

Research reveals that 68% of small- to medium-sized businesses have no policy to ensure cybersecurity, perhaps due to a belief that they don’t have anything worth stealing. However, the truth is that businesses of all sizes hold valuable data in their hands, and cybercriminals work to create new sophisticated attack methods to acquire this information.

An unfortunate reality for SMBs is that 43% of all cyberattacks target small businesses. Because many small business owners are often busy and strapped for time, cybersecurity might not be a top priority. In order to protect your business, customers, and data, it’s essential you’re aware of the ever-evolving methods cybercriminals use to target SMBs and their customers.

To help you get started, we break down the most common attacks into a simple cybersecurity guide for your business. We’ll examine the techniques cybercriminals deploy to target businesses and their customers. Additionally, we’ll outline some of the most common cybersecurity threats and offer steps you can take today to protect your website from cyberattacks in the future.

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Coronavirus: A guide to securing your remote workforce

Since the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have seen recommendations of social distancing, nationwide closures of schools and local businesses, and even national lockdowns of entire cities in the headlines. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we are likely to see further precautions taken to prevent spreading the virus, including major lifestyle and behavior changes. As part of this effort, we are likely to see more and more organizations transition to remote working environments in order to ensure the health and safety of their employees. However, this poses a larger question. What does this mean for the online security of those businesses?

Larger corporations, such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google, all have the proper resources and security infrastructure in place to protect their valuable online assets and communications, but what about small to medium-sized businesses?

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5 Ways to Protect Your Website From SEO Spam Attacks

As a small business, your website is a critical component of your success — in fact, it’s hard to be in business at all without a website these days. SEO is vital to ensuring your website gains the most visibility from as many potential customers as possible. Small businesses spend an average of $497 per month on SEO services to improve search rankings, keyword selection, and number of backlinks. However, an increased focus on SEO among small businesses has led to a popular type of cyberattack with the potential to destroy your search rankings.

Negative SEO attacks (also called SEO spam attacks) accounted for more than half of all cyberattacks in 2018 and have become increasingly common. This number was also up 7.3% from the previous year. These attacks sink website search rankings by deluging sites with countless files containing malicious keywords and backlinks. Search rankings can make or break a small business, so understanding how to strengthen SEO security and prevent these types of attacks is a must.

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SiteLock Wins BIG in Info Security Products Guide 2020 Global Excellence Awards!

We’re excited to announce that SiteLock earned Gold and multiple Silver distinctions in the Info Security Products Guide 2020 Global Excellence Awards!

SiteLock® INFINITY took home Gold in the Security Monitoring category, further reinforcing its reputation and performance as an industry-leading malware and vulnerability detection and remediation solution. INFINITY is the only cloud-based solution on the market that offers continuous scanning, automatic malware removal, complete CMS core security patching, and database protection for WordPress, Joomla! and any other web platform using a MySQL database. Recognized as an industry-first, INFINITY offers unrivaled accuracy and frequency, delivering the highest level of protection against security threats and vulnerabilities. Designed to scan a website from all angles to provide complete coverage of the website and database, INFINITY catches any trace of malware before damage is done.

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