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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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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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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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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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Top 10 Largest Data Breaches of 2015

With 2015 almost over, let’s take a look back at the top 10 largest data breaches of the year. Hopefully your company didn’t make the list!

10 largest data breaches of 2015

2015 Attack Timeline

Make sure you don’t make next years list: visit SiteLock and find the security solution that fits your website.

Want to learn more? Check out the top data breaches that hit the retail industry in 2015.

How To Distinguish Promotional Emails from Phishing Scams

Your inbox is exploding with holiday promotional emails by now. It is likely that your favorite store is offering 25% off your entire purchase, and all you have to do is “redeem now.” But before you click on that enticing link, consider who the email is actually coming from. Phishing emails are well-crafted emails that trick the user into clicking on links or attachments that collect personal and financial information or contain malware. While deals are great, think before you click, especially during the holiday season.

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SiteLock Website Security

Get to Know the Cybercriminal Hacking Your Website

The holiday season has begun and consumers are ready to shop. Retailers are stocking up on inventory, staffing for long hours and preparing for a busy quarter. As you go through your checklist to make sure your company is ready for the holidays, it’s crucial to double check your website’s security to ensure your business remains safe from cybercriminals.

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WordCamp U.S. 2015

WordCamp U.S 2015 – We Came. We Saw. We Can’t Wait to Do it Again!

We spent months planning and anticipating our first WordCamp. And not just any WordCamp, but WordCamp U.S. 2015 in Philadelphia, PA—the country’s largest WordCamp of the year. We wanted to make a good first impression. What would WordPressers think of us? Would they like us? Really, really like us? Well, we are super excited to report that not only did WordCamp U.S. 2015 knock our socks off in size and overall happiness but WordPressers—a shout out to you, one of the greatest groups of people we’ve ever met!

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retail data breaches

Top Retail Data Breaches of 2015

Waves of widespread, continuous cyber attacks hit the retail sector hard in 2014. Big names, including Home Depot and Michaels, suffered massive data breaches that affected millions of customers. Some experts predicted these hacks would slow in 2015 as new payment systems, such as Apple Pay and credit card chips were introduced. Unfortunately, this simply wasn’t true and this year proved to be no different. Cybercriminals continued their assault on retailers, stealing customer data, including names, addresses, social security numbers and even passport information. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, we took a look at this year to reflect on the retailers who were hit the hardest—and to offer up a few lessons learned.

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