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.
As a website owner, chances are you’ve heard a great deal about malware. But you may wonder what exactly malware is, and why it’s such a serious threat to your website and your site’s visitors. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most common types of malware that every website owner needs to know in order to protect their business from cyber threats, as well as how to protect you site with the right malware removal solution if your site is infected.
What’s the biggest expense your business faces? Whether it’s rent, payroll, or something else, there’s one potentially huge cost many business owners don’t factor in until they’re facing it – the cost of recovering from a cyberattack.
A data breach, ransomware attack or other digital attack that knocks your website offline can cost your business anywhere from thousands to millions of dollars in remediation, lawsuits from customers and fines by regulators. These kinds of crimes are rampant and target businesses of all sizes. The problem is so severe and widespread that Cybersecurity Ventures projects that cyberattacks will cost organizations worldwide $6 trillion by 2021.
Even a company with the most sophisticated cybersecurity tools and expert security teams can fall prey to cybercriminals if they overlook one area of vulnerability: their people. Humans can be distracted, intimidated and especially – misled. In fact, 97% of us can’t tell a phishing email from a legitimate one. Cybercriminals know this, which is why phishing attacks account for more than 80% of reported security incidents and why 54% of companies say their data breaches were caused by “negligent employees.”
Businesses of any size can fight back by providing their employees security awareness training and implementing other security best practices across their organization. This kind of cost-effective program can help your employees to understand cyber threats. That knowledge can empower them to protect your organization by spotting red flags and reporting them to IT.
According to recent research, malware currently infects an estimated 12.8 million websites globally. These infections make sites vulnerable to takeovers, defacement and data breaches from bad actors looking to tarnish site reputations and turn a profit – and the costs can be devastating for businesses. In fact, the average data breach now costs businesses $1.9 million, which is enough to significantly impact any organization – regardless of size.
To avoid the harmful impacts of a cyberattack, businesses should get proactive about protecting their site now, before the damage is done. Here are our top 4 cybersecurity tips your business can deploy now to get proactive on preventing data breaches, site defacement, DDoS attacks and other threats that put your sites at risk.
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In the age of data, with organizations creating trillions of gigabytes of new information each year, it’s easy to think of cybersecurity as a mere synonym for “data protection.” But cybersecurity is so much more. By shielding companies’ data and systems from organized criminal attacks, cybersecurity programs also protect businesses from operational interruptions, financial losses, legal penalties, and the destruction of customer trust.
Cybercrime is on the rise, and attacks don’t show any signs of slowing down. In 2019, the world witnessed some of the largest-scale cyberattacks in history, including the First American breach that exposed almost 900 million customer transaction records and the Facebook database leak that revealed nearly 500 million personal records.
Recent events have impacted employment for millions around the globe. As a result, many people are searching for new sources of income. With so many of us relying on the internet now for delivery of food, medicine and other services, starting your own online business from home may be the right solution to help generate income.
Starting an online business from home doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, it can be quite simple. However, protecting it from cyberattacks isn’t always as easy. Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are the targets in 43% of all cybersecurity incidents. That’s because hackers know that SMBs often lack the budget or resources to implement enterprise-quality protection. Phishing, ransomware, site defacement and SEO spam are just some of the most common threats SMBs face online.
We are excited to announce that we have expanded our cybersecurity product portfolio to include SiteLock Security Awareness Training & Phishing Simulation! With this launch, our customers benefit from the convenience of provisioning an even broader suite of powerful, industry-leading cybersecurity solutions from a single vendor.