It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, or what audience you cater to, you need make people feel safe while visiting and engaging with your website. To do that, you’ll need to obtain a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. Having an SSL certificate is one of many signs that your website is secure, especially if users conduct financial transactions or exchange other sensitive data on your site.
The importance of cybersecurity has increased significantly over recent years and hosting providers are not immune to the burdens and impacts cybercrime present. In fact, hosting providers suffer daily from the consequences of security vulnerabilities found in commonly used CMS’s such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. Many end-users do not have the time, resources, or inclination to properly maintain their code or applications, which can ultimately lead to vulnerabilities.
You’ve heard the story before.
For years, ancient Greeks tried to infiltrate the coveted city of Troy. After a series of failed attempts, they feigned surrender and sent a giant wooden horse to their enemies. Troy opened its gates to accept the gift. Then, night fell—and soldiers emerged from within the hollow “peace offering” to take the Trojans by storm.
Fast forward more than 3,000 years, and cybercriminals are recreating the ancient tale using a modern weapon of their own: remote access trojans (RATs).
If you ask hosting service providers (HSPs) about their business goals, developing a strong growth strategy is often mentioned as a top priority. To meet goal, many HSPs strive to find a balance between short-term activities to generate more revenue, customers, and improved churn rates and longer-term activities to achieve sustained and meaningful development. Cybersecurity is an area of rapid growth that isn’t going away anytime soon, and investing in cybersecurity can help HSPs meet their short-term and long-term growth strategy goals. That said, it can be challenging to know which approach to cybersecurity you should take. Should you buy a cybersecurity company, build cybersecurity solutions yourself, or partner with a cybersecurity provider? Here are some factors hosting providers should consider to uncover the best approach for them.
Adware, short for advertising supported software, is a type of unwanted software designed to put advertisements on your screen. It can occur on a computer, mobile phone, or another electronic device. While there are presentations of Adware that can pose potential security risks, the main problem with Adware is that it’s a nuisance: inhibiting your ability to use your browser, follow links, and visit web pages with ease. Incessant pop-up ads, website redirects, and slowed processing speeds are just a handful of the effects Adware can have on your day-to-day device use. Even worse, it’s notoriously difficult to get rid of.
In the age of data, it’s easy to assume cybersecurity is another word for “data protection.” But there’s much more to cybersecurity than that. In addition to defending companies’ data against criminal attacks, investing in cybersecurity programs will protect businesses from operational interruptions, financial losses, legal penalties, and the loss of customer trust.
Ransomware. You’ve likely seen the word get tossed around in the cybersecurity landscape. But what is ransomware, really—and more importantly, what does ransomware do?
Nowadays, many companies are opting to pursue a channel partner program to boost their revenue and sales. In a channel partnership, companies use third parties to sell their products, which grants them access to new customers and additional revenue sources. Here are five crucial steps companies should follow to establish a successful channel partner program.
In today’s fast-moving digital world, cybersecurity is top of mind for small to medium-sized business (SMBs) and hosting service providers (HSPs) everywhere. And if it’s not, it should be.
The consequences of malware threats and unpatched website vulnerabilities can be monumental—affecting your website performance and putting both your business and user data at risk. It’s no wonder that long-established industry giants and innovative up-and-comers alike are touting malware protection products.