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Malware

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Small Business Data Breaches

When it comes to data breaches, we tend to hear only about the “big ones” — from Target to Equifax to, most recently, Wipro. S­o it’s easy to see why people assume these kinds of events exclusively happen to large corporations. After all, who would want to go after the minnows when there are so many whales up for grabs?

Being lulled into this false sense of security is dangerous for small to midsize businesses. SMBs are just as likely to be hit by cyberattacks as their larger counterparts, and when cyberattacks do land, they’re less likely to bounce back. Even a cursory glance at some small business data breach statistics makes that clear: Following a cyberattack, 60% of SMBs end up going out of business. And every minute of downtime following a small business data breach costs $427.

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Increasing Your Business’s Cyber Threat Intelligence

Authored by Sam Bocetta – Sam Bocetta is a freelance journalist specializing in U.S. diplomacy and national security, with emphases on technology trends in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense, and cryptography.

With more consumers and B2B enterprises conducting business in the cyber world, security threats are an increasing concern. While most business owners and website administrators are aware of the problem, too few have the information or resources they need to combat it. Winning the ongoing battle against cybercrime and criminals starts with understanding the nature of the threats and how to combat them.

How high is your business’ cyber threat intelligence?

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How to remove malware

How to Identify and Remove Malware From Your Website

The extent of the damage a malware attack can have on your website typically depends on a number of variables, not the least of which is your response time. The longer it takes to detect and remove malware, the more expensive the recovery process becomes. Unfortunately, many types of malware are deliberately designed to keep themselves concealed for as long as possible. Eventually, however, the symptoms of a malware-infected website can become hard to miss.

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Website Security Trust Factors

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Cryptojacking

Have you ever heard of cryptojacking? Maybe not, because it is a relatively new type of cyberthreat that many entrepreneurs and small business owners are still unaware of. However, with over 3 million cryptojacking attacks detected between January and May 2018, it could pose a significant threat to your livelihood and business’s reputation. That is no reason to panic though. This article explains exactly what you need to know about cryptojacking, cryptocurrency, and how it directly impacts website security. You’ll also learn three simple best practices to protect your website and your reputation.

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SiteLock VPN

Top 4 Reasons Why You Need a SiteLock VPN

Take a minute and think about how many times public Wi-Fi has been a source of major convenience for you. Now, think about how many times you have checked your bank account or logged into your social media on a public Wi-Fi connection. Did you know browsing personal account information on a public network is potentially unsafe and can put both your data and privacy at risk?

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Website Security

3 Ways to Show Your Website Some Love

For many people, a website is a work of passion that gets countless hours of attention. For others, it is something they set and forget. However, if we all show our website more love by actively focusing on website improvements, we are rewarded with better site performance. With that in mind, let’s look at three top ways to show your website some love.

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Reserve Your Seat for Our Free Webinar! Determining and Deterring Your Risk of a Website Attack

SiteLock is hosting a free webinar and you’re invited! Join us LIVE on February 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. CST as we discuss how to determine and deter your website’s risk of a cyberattack. Learn from our SiteLock Product Expert, Ben Brown, as he uncovers who is at risk, what is at risk, how to determine your risk level and ways to lower your risk.

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ransomware

Why Businesses Need To Prevent Ransomware

Ransomware is an attack that can trick you into unnecessarily paying money to cybercriminals while causing you to lose your computer files forever. For businesses, these attacks can also result in a data breach and exposure of sensitive information. Mitigating ransomware is all about preparation and prevention, so we’ll walk you through why this attack occurs, and how you can defend against it.

What is ransomware?

Ransomware happens so frequently that it has a definition in the Oxford English Dictionary: “A type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.” Payment is often requested in bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency, or in gift cards that can easily be sent to a “burner” email address. Unfortunately, if you’re hit by one ransomware attack, you’re likely to be hit again – a survey by Sophos found that not only did 54 percent of respondents experience ransomware, they were likely to experience two attacks or more.

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SMART PLUS

What is website security?

You’ve launched your website and done all you can to ensure its success, but you may have overlooked a critical component: website security. Cyberattacks cause costly clean-up, damage your reputation, and discourage visitors from coming back. Fortunately, you can prevent it all with effective website security. We’ll discuss the basics of website security and what solutions will help ensure your website isn’t taken down by a cyberattack.

What is website security?

Website security is any action or application taken to ensure website data is not exposed to cybercriminals or to prevent exploitation of websites in any way.

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startup small business website

Why is Cybersecurity Important? Three Reasons Why Every Business Needs SiteLock

Website security is a key component in the success of your business. Revenue loss, stolen customer data, and reputation damage aren’t exclusive to headline-making data breaches – they can have devastating effects on businesses of any size. Fortunately, any website can defend against cyberthreats with the right security in place. SiteLock not only protects your business, but helps it thrive. Here are the top three reasons why every business needs SiteLock:

1. Your hosting provider protects your server, not your site.

Despite common misconceptions, hosting providers secure the server a site is hosted on, not the website itself. Website owners are responsible for protecting their sites from the malware and DDoS attacks that can harm their business. Think of website security like an apartment building – management secures the building, but it’s up to each tenant to lock their doors and windows.

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