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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
As a website owner, data loss can cause serious issues for your business. You can defend your site from the top cybercriminals, have the best hosting platform, and secure your platform with a strong password, but none of this is relevant if you aren’t performing website backups on a consistent basis.
It’s essential that businesses of all sizes back up their websites. You rely on your website to promote your brand, attract clients, and perhaps even generate revenue via ecommerce capabilities. If you don’t back up your site, you risk losing thousands of hours of your website content in a single moment. How do you put a price tag on irrecoverable data loss? You can’t!
Company Also Earns Bronze for Most Innovative Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company.
We’re excited to announce SiteLock received Gold and Bronze recognition in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for Best Website Security and Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company! The 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards recognize companies, products, and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security.
We are excited to announce the launch of SiteLock Website Backup, our newest solution that provides businesses the ability to backup all their website’s files and the database with a single click, ensuring an easy recovery when needed. SiteLock customers now have access to a comprehensive suite of cybersecurity solutions including website scanning, web application firewall (WAF), DDoS protection, malware repair, vulnerability patching, and now backup and recovery – all from the convenience of one trusted security provider.