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The 2016 Presidential Candidates and Cybersecurity. Where Do They Stand?

The news has been inundated lately with discussions around cybersecurity. With the Apple vs. FBI case, Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan and constant cyber threats from foreign countries, you’d expect cybersecurity to be a hot topic among the Presidential candidates. However, so far this has not been the case.

Cybersecurity is a complex topic. Some candidates may not feel equipped to discuss the topic, while others may not have a definitive stance on the issue. Regardless of the reason, cybersecurity is a national security issue and the next president will be tasked with addressing it. According to CBS News, fifty-five percent of Information Security professionals believe cybersecurity should be an essential issue in the 2016 election. We decided to do some research and see where the Presidential candidates stand on cybersecurity issues and policies.

Let’s Take a Closer Look…

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Cybercriminal

What Do the Pentagon and Facebook Have in Common? Website Security.

If you own or manage a website you’re probably focused on improving the look and feel of the site, its traffic, speed, and functionality. Is website security a priority for you? For many website owners, it isn’t…until their website gets hacked.

The consequences of a website hack can be detrimental to your company, including a hit to your brand’s reputation and bottom line. Large companies are well aware of this, which is why many have “Bug Bounty Programs” to reward website users for finding and reporting bugs, like exploits and vulnerabilities that live on their websites. There have been two popular bug bounty cases in the news lately with organizations you’re probably familiar with, the United States Pentagon and Facebook.

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WordPress Winning Over Big Brands

WordPress was long regarded as a blogging platform, but in the last few years it has made a name for itself as the development platform for many large-scale websites. Industry titans, such as CNN, eBay, UPS and Dow Jones, all run their websites on the WordPress platform and they are not alone. According to VTLDesign, 75 million websites are now supported by WordPress and make up 55 percent of the top one million most visited sites in the world. Many companies, artists and brands are making the switch to WordPress as their website development platform.

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Wiener Schnitzel, Beethoven and WordPress

We are so excited to be taking part in our first WordCamp Europe in Vienna, Austria on June 24 – 25.

WordCamp Europe is the global WordPress conference that gathers together WordPress enthusiasts from all over the world in a different European city every year. This year’s event is set to break attendance records with over 2,000 expected attendees. It is being held at the magnificent MuseumsQuartier located in the city center and is anticipated to be the most amazing WordCamp Europe to date.

We cannot wait to experience all that beautiful Vienna has to offer and to meet WordPressers from over 60 countries. See you there!

Update: check our our recap of WordCamp Europe 2016!

WordCamp Jacksonville

We Can’t Stay Away!

We had such a good time @WordCampMiami that we’re heading back to the Sunshine State in April for @WordCampJax.

We’re stoked to be sponsoring and attending the inaugural WordCamp Jacksonville at Florida State College in April. We’ll be soaking in the sun, handing out swag (spoiler: it’s awesome), and of course meeting all of you incredible WordPressers! So mark April 16th and 17th on your calendar and we will see you there!

So mark April 16th and 17th on your calendar and we will see you there!

Tax refund

Learn How to Protect Your Tax Refund from Hackers

Filing for your taxes can be a nuisance, but the refund you receive is well worth the effort, especially if you have big plans for your tax credit. But how would you feel if your refund check was stolen?

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online privacy

Privacy Matters – Expect It. Respect It. Protect It.

Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness around the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. SiteLock has committed to being a DPD Champion to acknowledge and bring attention to the value and importance of privacy. This year, Data Privacy Day is all about respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

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WordPress security

My Hacked WordPress Site Was Fixed, Now What?

The unfortunate happens and your WordPress site is compromised. You recover from the hack through backups or SiteLock’s malware removal service, yet you still feel at unease.

The truth is, once a WordPress site recovers from a compromise, there’s a bit more to do. Learn about simple post-compromise steps that can help harden your site from future attacks.

Learn more at wpdistrict.sitelock.com.

Security breach

Avoid a Security Breach with These Easy Tips

With 52% of security breaches being caused by human error, it is important to recognize that one of your employees could inadvertently be the cause of your company’s next data breach. This month, SiteLock is supporting Data Privacy Day on January 28, 2016 in an effort to create awareness around the importance of privacy and protecting personal information.

Educating your employees is key to preventing a breach, so here are some best practices to get the ball rolling:

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Data theft

How Cybercriminals Profit From Your Personal Data

Did you know that stores are likely to keep your name, credit card number, address, email address, and even date of birth stored on file for long periods of time? With information like this sitting idle, it often becomes an easy target for cyber criminals. This month, SiteLock is supporting Data Privacy Day on January 28th to create awareness around the importance of privacy and protecting personal information.

Security breaches are on the rise and this trend is not slowing. Over 750 breaches occurred during 2015 with more than 170 million records exposed. The number of breached data records in 2015 nearly doubled the records breached in 2014.

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