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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SiteLock is proud to announce that it has committed to being a Champion of Data Privacy Day (DPD) – an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness around the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. As a DPD Champion, SiteLock recognizes and supports the principle that organizations, businesses and government all share the responsibility of being conscientious of data privacy by taking part in respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.
SiteLock is proud to announce that we’ve been named one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America in the recent Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list! We officially rank number 85 with a 1046 percent growth between 2011 and 2014. In addition, we were also ranked as the number one fastest growing technology company in the state of Arizona.
Read more about this prestigious award and see the list in its entirety.
As SiteLock continues to innovate and push the boundaries of web site protection, we’ve invested in and grown our security research team to provide new capabilities and content for customers and the security community at large.
This week, we will discuss what the SiteLock Research Team is, the team’s mission, and provide an overview of the team’s emerging efforts, as well as where to find and how to interact with the team.
Last week, hackers broke into UCLA Health, the hospital network of the University of California, Los Angeles,acquiring access to database with sensitive records of 4.5 million people and potentially affecting four hospitals and 150 offices across Southern California. According to the university, the potential breached information included names, medical information, SSN, Medicare numbers, health plan IDs, birthdays and physical addresses.The network made this announcement two months after the data breach was discovered. The hospital group is now offering affected staffs and patients one year of identity theft recovery services.
Hosting your website on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) can be a great way to improve your website’s security when compared to shared hosting. Why?
Think of shared hosting as sharing an apartment – it’s economical, but roommates can often bring on unnecessary trouble. If a thief steals some of your roommate’s belongings, chances are they’ll steal yours as well. Similarly, if a hacker injects website malware into another website on the same server as yours, it can affect your website as well.
With a VPS, your website has its own partitioned space, operating system and (usually) unique IP address, isolating it from cyber attacks. A VPS also provides access to the console, something that shared hosting usually doesn’t allow, which can be helpful when removing malware.
Neill Feather, President of SiteLock, has written a blog post explaining more security benefits of a VPS and website firewall on IT Toolbox – you can read it by clicking here.
With cyberattacks and data breaches on the rise, privacy and security compliances are more important than ever. What are compliances you ask? Generally, they’re laws designed to protect private consumer and company data from being stolen and exposed.
Privacy and security compliances span across many industries – education, government, health and technology, like cloud and SaaS. You may have even heard of a few of them, like HIPAA or SOC.
Neill Feather, president of SiteLock, recently wrote an article highlighting the top 3 privacy and security compliances that you should know, along with some tips to help organizations improve website compliance.
Websites and web applications are being hacked more than ever these days (especially with the rise of online businesses and B2B SaaS-based platforms). If a hacker gains access to the system, they can compromise financial records, medical records and other personal information such as Social Security Numbers and credit cards.
SiteLock president Neill Feather recently wrote an article on B2BNN, covering 5 security issues that many websites and web applications face, with solutions, including handling payments (PCI compliance), malware and password enforcement. For the full article, click here.
WHD.usa (WorldHostingDay USA) is an upcoming networking event for the hosting and cloud service markets, bringing together local service providers and international IT companies. WHD.usa will be WHD’s first event in the United States, and is taking place on May 19-20, 2015 at the 7Springs Ski & Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania.