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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
On June 4, 2021 the FBI released a statement that there has been “a rapid increase in ransomware attacks against private sector companies.” Though they have said that they are investigating, and they’ve “made these investigations a top priority,” that doesn’t exactly inspire peace of mind considering they also frequently state that there isn’t much recourse when cybercrimes occur. In fact, they went so far as to post on their cyber crime page, “Because of the global reach of cybercrime, no single organization, agency, or country can defend against it.”