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SBECPA Protects Her Clients and New Business Venture with SiteLock [Case Study]

Company Background

Shantel B. Eilenfield has worked in the accounting and tax preparation field for the last 13 years. She first realized her passion in college where she received a degree in Accounting, following in her father’s footsteps. Post-graduation she worked for accounting firms in Georgia, Texas and Virginia. Then in 2010, with the support of her current boss, husband and children, she tested to become a certified public accountant (CPA). After receiving her certification, Eilenfield worked hard to build a loyal client base.

In 2013 Eilenfield took the next step in her career by purchasing a small practice in Virginia and establishing BHT Inc./Shantel B. Eilenfield, CPA. Her business website, SBECPA.com, was created to inform clients of her new business venture.

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Case Study: ACEC

Company Background

ACEC-website.org is the official website of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC)™. CB Bowman, a Certified Master Coach, created the ACEC website in 2012 and runs additional websites with a focus on executive coaching. In 2015, she created the MEECO Designation™—Measuring Excellence in the use of Executive Coaching in Organizations, which is now widely adopted. The designation is offered through the MEECO Institute™ and distinguishes organizations that have achieved excellence through weaving executive coaching into the fabric of their culture. Bowman is passionate about the work she does and the importance of executive coaching, that passion is evident at ACEC-website.org.

“ACEC was created to help the business community identify mastery level corporate executive coaches who had a complete understanding and experience in both business and executive coaching,” said Bowman. ACEC-website.org includes information for executive coaches worldwide, members, organizations searching for mastery level executive coaches and contact information for both Bowman and her executive committee. Bowman notes, “This makes the website a critical part of our existence.”

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SiteLock Gives Back

Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is something we are extremely passionate about, especially when the cause supports local schools. In an effort to help enhance the quality of education in the Phoenix, Arizona and Jacksonville, Florida areas, we are excited to announce the SiteLock Digital Kids Fund and our new partnership with DonorsChoose.org.

Whether you take the opportunity to donate to the projects yourself or simply share this post, please help us help students and teachers get the technology they need. No amount is too small.

You can learn more about the program and donate here. Thank you for your support!

Announcing The SiteLock Digital Kids Fund

Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is something we are extremely passionate about, especially when the cause supports local schools. In an effort to help enhance the quality of education in the Phoenix, Arizona and Jacksonville, Florida areas, we are excited to announce the SiteLock Digital Kids Fund and our new partnership with DonorsChoose.org.

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Letting the Internet of Things into Your Home

If you’ve ever visited Phoenix during the summer, you know it’s hot. The kind of hot that can run your electricity bill through the roof if you like to keep the inside of your home habitable. My role at SiteLock takes me out of town on a regular basis, which means I don’t spend a lot of time at home and don’t necessarily need to cool it while I’m away. Why not give the air conditioner a rest, go a little greener, and save some money in the meantime? For many, that’s easier said than done. We have a tendency to forget to change the thermostat before leaving and end up with a stomach-turning electricity bill at the end of the month. Now, you could consider using a programmable thermostat, but if your schedule isn’t exactly static, it might not be the perfect fit. Most of the time I don’t even think about the thermostat until after I’ve landed in another city. It sure would be nice if I could set my thermostat remotely. I’ve decided it might be time to consider a letting the Internet of Things (IoT) into my home.

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Speeding Up Your WordPress Site with a CDN

A content delivery network (CDN) is a network of powerful computers located in geographically disparate locations designed to serve web content to visitors with higher performance and efficiency. When a user visits a site using a CDN, the traffic routes through the closest or most efficient server for that user and serves up cached, or stored, versions of the site resources. This allows the site to load faster and eliminate requests back to the origin server. Common resources served by a CDN include static resources like images, HTML, CSS and JavaScript files.

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Hacked WordPress site

What To Do After Your Hacked WordPress Site Is Fixed

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

After Your Hacked WordPress Site Has Been Cleaned

The truth is, once a  website recovers from a compromise, there’s a bit more to do. Taking a few simple, post-compromise steps can help harden your hacked WordPress site from future attacks and possibly ease administration. We’ll discuss steps to improve WordPress user security, add preventative security measures, and improve maintenance techniques to aid recovery if the worst happens again.

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PCI Compliance: A Piece of Website Security

If you think for some crazy reason your business is too small, too obscure, or simply just too uninteresting to be of any value to a busy hacker, be prepared for a rude awakening. The one thing the all of the recent major data breaches had in common is that all the businesses involved were probably PCI compliant. And it was still no guarantee.

There has been a seemingly endless parade of massive data breaches in just the last few weeks, including UPS, Dairy Queen, Community Health, Apple’s iCloud, the 1,000 businesses the FBI said were just hacked, and, oh yes, the suspicion that Home Depot just suffered a data breach even bigger than Target’s.

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10 Ways To Keep Hackers Away and Protect Your Data

moneydownthedrain1. Don’t Keep What You Don’t Need

Most businesses hang on to too much data for too long. And it’s often data that they don’t need. Or worse, didn’t realize they even had. So do a spring-cleaning. Do an inventory of all your data and everywhere you keep it. Identify what you don’t need, then get rid of it forever. And not by simply hitting the Delete key, but overwriting it to military standards or shredding it. When it comes to data breaches, you can’t lose what you don’t have.

2. What You Do Keep, Know Where It Is

So many data breaches result from data being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Like highly sensitive customer or employee information being carried around town or across the world on an unprotected laptop. As part of your inventory you need to know where your data is at all times so that you can protect it at all times. That means checking servers, desktops, laptops, websites, tablets, phones, removable storage, filing cabinets, storage lockers, warehouses, third parties and anywhere else it might be hiding.

3. Classify Your Information

Not all information is created equal. And understanding that you can’t protect all data all the time, you have to focus on the stuff that’s worth protecting. That’s where data classification comes in. There are a number of different ways to classify data, but they’re usually a series of three to five categories of importance – from top secret to simply private and confidential. By assigning a security classification to your data, you make it easier for employees to instantly understand how they need to handle that data.

4. Encrypt

In most states, you get an almost free pass on data breaches if the breached data was encrypted. That’s how good encryption is at making data useless to hackers. Encryption is getting much easier to implement and afford. Encryption isn’t just for credit cards and online transactions. In any business you can easily encrypt files, folders, hard drives, texts, phone calls and emails, photos and videos, and just about any kind of data.

5. Comply With PCI

The credit card companies are pretty good when it comes to protecting information, which is why PCI compliance is a great baseline. It’s not perfect and not a guarantee, but you should never be without it.

6. Lock Down Your Website

Many of today’s breaches start with the exploitation of poorly protected and patched websites. Which is really a shame because it’s so easy to protect your website. Make sure you’re using some kind of web scanning or monitoring service that will find and fix security holes before hackers do.

7. Turn Every Employee Into a Data Sentry

Technology only goes so far when it comes to preventing data breaches. People fill that gap, and the most important people are your employees. Every employee needs to understand the value of data, the risks of breaches, and how their choices can make all the difference

8. Try Not to Move It

If you know where your data is and you don’t plan to move it any time soon, then it’s very easy to lock it in place. But data is at its most vulnerable when it’s on the move – like stored on a traveling laptop or phone, sent on tape to a third party like a payroll processor, or even being emailed between employees.

9. Don’t Forget Paper Records

It’s estimated that one in every five data breaches involves paper records. That means documents stolen from a briefcase or in a burglary, dumped without shredding, or simply mislaid. So as part of your inventory you need to go through the piles of information in every office, pick what you have no more need for, and shred it.

10. Use Layers of Security

While antivirus software is important, it’s not enough. While website security is essential, it’s not enough. While good passwords are a must, still not enough. Hackers after your data are relying on the fact that you might be relying on just one or two layers of security between them and your data. Good security is about creating multiple security perimeters that convince hackers that you’re just not worth their time and energy.

Securing your website can be a daunting challenge. Contact a SiteLock consultant today to learn how to quickly and easily secure your site.

Google Author: Neal O’Farrell

Will Website Security Soon Be Mandatory?

When the Federal government starts rolling out legislation that requires all federal websites to make sure they’re a secure place to visit, it’s worth speculating whether regulating business websites for the same purpose might not be very far behind.

The Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act was first introduced as a bill in 2013 and was finally passed into law in July of this year. The law requires that any federal agency that launches a new website, or that has launched any website since 2012, has to certify that those websites are safe.

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