What is a competitive advantage?

What Is A Competitive Advantage?

Investopedia defines a competitive advantage in business as “factors that allow a company to produce goods or services better or more cheaply than its rivals.” While this is an accurate definition, many SaaS companies looking to create sustainable competitive advantages find themselves up against a number of obstacles.

Behind The Code

Malware In GitHub Repositories

Overview

It is unsurprising to find malware hosted on GitHub. GitHub, being a free website specifically geared towards hosting and deploying code for millions of people and organizations, which makes it an ideal location for malicious actors to hide their own code. Whether pulling from their own repositories or pulling from the handy collections of malware analysts, bad actors have a handy location for their malware to reside.

Learn all about Patchman benefits and features.

Patchman: What Else Do We Do

Developed in 2014, Patchman has become well known in the website security industry. While it is primarily known for patching vulnerabilities commonly found in content management systems (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, the software has grown significantly since its creation. In this post, we’ll cover what else Patchman can do, and why it’s such a valuable tool to protect a website.

Behind the Code

Technical Articles from SiteLock’s Malware Research Team (SMRT)

Welcome to Behind the Code, a new series of technical articles from SiteLock.

Driven by the efforts of the SiteLock Malware Research Team (SMRT), this series is aimed at providing readers with a unique lens “behind the code,” sharing interesting information regarding malware findings, website advice, and trending security news. This monthly series will also feature technical analysis, observations and statements, all from the perspective of SMRT.

Female reviewing a data driven dashboard on her laptop..

Benefits of Providing a Customer Facing Dashboard for Data

When customers purchase a SiteLock product, they gain instant access to a SiteLock Dashboard where they can manage their solutions and obtain important security-related information in a simple, intuitive fashion. In late June 2021, SiteLock updated and redesigned the user experience so that our customer dashboards are even more helpful. In this post we’re breaking down why dashboards for data are beneficial to users, and why if you’re partnering with cybersecurity companies that aren’t offering customer dashboards you could be missing out on prime sales opportunities.

Ransomware attacks take the global state

Ransomware Attacks On The World Stage

We have all seen it in the news lately: Critical infrastructure and organizations being hit with ransomware attacks; bringing operations to a screeching halt. In many cases these ransoms are paid which further incentivize more bad actors such as REvil, EvilCorp and DarkSide to continue their malicious attacks. As of May 2021, ransomware attacks have almost doubled, with 43% of all ransomware attacks affecting SMB’s. Additionally, the ransom amounts associated with these attacks have been exponentially increasing with the average ransom costing small to medium sized businesses (SMB’s) $380,000 on average. It is largely speculated that most of these cyber criminals have international ties back to Russia where little investigation and prosecution is taken on them.  

Here is the new SiteLock Dashboard for current/new customers and website security partners.

Say Hello To The New SiteLock Dashboard!

Say Hello To The New SiteLock Dashboard!

Discover an interface redesigned for easier navigation, deeper visibility, and smoother integrations—delivering loyal SiteLock customers a user experience that empowers stronger security awareness in a time of heightened cybercrime.

Introducing the new SiteLock Dashboard, updated to deliver all of the same account, product, and support information you know and love, with enhanced capabilities and features. The latest dashboard innovation offers users a more intuitive interface, visual design, and elevated user experience—bringing simplicity and streamlined navigation to every interaction.

what does a company do after a data breach?

What Should A Company Do After A Data Breach?

Data breaches are every company’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, they’re more common than you might think—in 2020 alone, 155.8 million Americans suffered the consequences of a data breach.

If a cybercriminal has targeted your organization, you may be wondering: What should a company do after a data breach? Who do you report a data breach to? And how much does a data breach cost a company, when all is said and done?

Cybersecurity is a necessity and a revenue driver for hosting providers.

Cybersecurity is a Necessity and Revenue Driver

Cyberattacks are on the rise, and as a result, cybersecurity is quickly becoming one of the most critical necessities for small businesses and a key revenue driver for hosting providers. We recently shared that one of the surges in cybercrimes has been in the number of ransomware attacks. In the post, we cover just how serious the threat is becoming, and it’s not the only one facing small businesses!

The biggest takeaway from these threats are that companies that are the most security-conscious are the ones that will win more customers, and enjoy higher profit margins.

How do you prevent a data breach. You protect it with the right data protection.

How To Prevent A Data Breach: A Few Best Practices

At worst, data breaches wreak financial havoc and reputational damage that can sink your business entirely. At best, data breaches can be costly embarrassments that can put your business on a path to a long road to recovery. That’s why it’s crucial for business owners and their employees to learn how to prevent a data breach. According to an IBM report, potential cybersecurity breaches can take, on average, about 280 days to detect. That’s a long time for malicious actors to have unfettered access to your company’s data. If you know how to recognize a data breach, you can save your company a lot of money and time in rectifying the fallout.

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