If a compromised credit card isn’t on your wish list for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, then be sure to check out the latest episode of Decoding Security! Your hosts, SiteLock Security Analysts Jessica Ortega and Ramuel Gall, have some simple tips that all holiday shoppers can follow to keep your information safe.
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Did you know that 27 percent of consumers don’t shop online due to fears their personal information might be stolen? Or that 65 percent of consumers who have had information compromised due to online shopping will no longer shop online or return to the site their information was compromised? These alarming statistics are based on a survey conducted by SiteLock in Q4 2017, in which 1,017 consumers were asked to assess their views on online shopping. These survey results illustrate that consumers are reluctant to shop online out of concern their personal information is not being protected from eCommerce stores.
As an eCommerce owner, are you doing enough to address and overcome your customers’ fears? If not, don’t worry – we’ll explain how you can protect your customers by using PCI compliance. We’ll also make sure you understand the ins and outs of PCI compliance, the steps to get started, and the penalties for not meeting PCI standards.
Ecommerce sites can look forward to overstuffed stockings this holiday season. Holiday sales are expected to increase by at least 4 percent this year, for an anticipated total of $1.04 trillion – and for the first time, online spending is expected to exceed in-store sales. In fact, consumers plan to spend 51 percent of their holiday shopping budget online, compared to 42 percent in stores.
Despite these trends, a recent study by SiteLock shows that nearly one in three online shoppers do not plan to shop online at all during the holidays.
Can your small business afford being hacked? According to CNBC, 50 percent of all small businesses have experienced a breach – and 60 percent of victims are out of business within six months due to the hefty cost of recovery. What makes small businesses such an easy target, and what can business owners do to keep their digital doors open? Find out in the latest episode of Decoding Security, as Website Security Research Analysts Jessica Ortega and Michael Veenstra discuss small business cybersecurity, recent security news, and more.
As high-profile data breaches, such as Equifax, continue to dominate headlines, the topic of cybersecurity–or lack thereof–has commanded greater attention. The word ‘cybersecurity’ has become the media’s latest buzzword…and for good reason. New research reveals that websites experience 63 attacks per day, per website on average–this is an upsurge from the reported 22 attacks per day in 2016.
It has become clear that regardless of a company’s size or industry, data breaches are inevitable. That said, it’s important to fully understand what cybersecurity is, as well as the different types of cybersecurity, so you can protect your business, personal information, and stay informed with what’s happening in the industry.
In light of the recent Equifax breach, you may be wondering how you can secure your website and prevent a similar event from happening to you. Join Web Security Research Analysts, Michael Veenstra and Jessica Ortega, for a refresher course on the basic steps every website owner should take to protect their website from hackers and cybercriminals.
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Many small business owners don’t realize their websites are targeted by cybercriminals. As a result, they may not have proper security in place to protect their sites in the event of a malicious cyberattack. Instead, they rely on “security by obscurity,” which implies that the less popular and attention grabbing the website, the less likely it is to be compromised.
In reality, there’s no such thing as “too small to hack.” Any business that has a website, regardless of number of features or amount of traffic, will always be at risk of cyber threats. Read our infographic to learn more.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently launched a new website aimed at educating small business owners on the risks of cybercrime and the steps they can take to protect their business.
“Small businesses are critical to our economic strength, building America’s future, and helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace,” said FTC Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen. “This innovative new website is a one-stop shop where small businesses can find information to protect themselves from scammers and hackers, as well as resources they can use if they are hit with a cyberattack.”
Every business understands their website is a vital building block to establishing an online market presence. However, when it comes to website security, few understand the need or simply feel their company is not at risk.
To make a business case for web security, one must define the target, detail the impact of a hack, outline the mitigation cost and examine any additional benefits of proactive website security. This article will examine those areas to help assist in making a business case for cybersecurity.
When SiteLock President, Neill Feather, founded SiteLock in 2008, there were many website security options available to large enterprises. However, for small and medium-sized (SMB) businesses, finding a comprehensive and affordable website security solution was nearly unheard of. Fast-forward nine years, and SiteLock now secures over 12 million websites worldwide, many of which belong to small business owners.
In a recent B2B Growth Podcast: How Finding Your Niche Can Accelerate Growth, Feather explains how SiteLock found its niche by creating a website security solution tailored to small businesses and enterprises alike. He also shares key insights into how strategic partnerships and thought leadership have been the driving forces behind SiteLock’s continued growth.