Once an individual or organization makes the decision to use a cloud service provider, the question of how to keep your data safe may come to mind. After all, when files containing sensitive information are being loaded to the internet, it’s important to make sure this content is only accessed by authorized users. With that in mind, below are several cloud security best practices that should be considered to keep your data protected.
Category: Hosting Providers
In today’s world of ever-evolving information technology, most people are familiar with “The Cloud.” They know that in essence, it’s a way for data such as images, audio files, etc… to be stored online with a provider that manages and stores it on their servers. With your unique login credentials, you can access this storage, download it, delete it, modify it, etc… What most people don’t think about is if their data is secure. For that matter, what is cloud security? We’re breaking it all down below.
Plesk and Patchman have a longstanding partnership aimed at enabling hosting service providers (HSPs) to automatically detect and patch cybersecurity vulnerabilities at the server level. Now the team is taking that collaboration one step further with the release of the Patchman Extension, an integration which gives HSPs access to Patchman’s most powerful security solution—COVERAGE + CLEAN—right on the Plesk control panel.
Cyberattacks are on the rise, and they show no signs of slowing down. Recent projections from Cybersecurity Ventures indicates that global cybercrime costs could reach up to $6 trillion in 2021,The consequences of cyberattacks can be devastating to businesses, and may include financial damage, regulatory fines, disruption of business operations, and a tainted reputation. Hosting service providers (HSPs) have even more at stake because many people blame their HSP when their site gets hacked. In one survey, nearly 40% of respondents indicated that their opinion of their hosting provider changed after a data breach, and 10% were thinking about leaving their providers. This is why it’s crucial for HSPs to provide their customers with first-rate cybersecurity solutions.
The importance of cybersecurity has increased significantly over recent years and hosting providers are not immune to the burdens and impacts cybercrime present. In fact, hosting providers suffer daily from the consequences of security vulnerabilities found in commonly used CMS’s such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. Many end-users do not have the time, resources, or inclination to properly maintain their code or applications, which can ultimately lead to vulnerabilities.
In the age of data, it’s easy to assume cybersecurity is another word for “data protection.” But there’s much more to cybersecurity than that. In addition to defending companies’ data against criminal attacks, investing in cybersecurity programs will protect businesses from operational interruptions, financial losses, legal penalties, and the loss of customer trust.
In today’s fast-moving digital world, cybersecurity is top of mind for small to medium-sized business (SMBs) and hosting service providers (HSPs) everywhere. And if it’s not, it should be.
The consequences of malware threats and unpatched website vulnerabilities can be monumental—affecting your website performance and putting both your business and user data at risk. It’s no wonder that long-established industry giants and innovative up-and-comers alike are touting malware protection products.
Cybercrime continues to grow at an alarming rate, and is predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. As a hosting provider, you are not only indirectly responsible for websites targeted by cybercriminals, but your business can also suffer as a result of cyberattacks. If left unchecked, these attacks on websites can drain your internal resources, degrade customer experiences, and ultimately cost you money.