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Website Backup: The Added Security Layer All Businesses Need

As a website owner, data loss can cause serious issues for your business. You can defend your site from the top cybercriminals, have the best hosting platform, and secure your platform with a strong password, but none of this is relevant if you aren’t performing website backups on a consistent basis. 

It’s essential that businesses of all sizes back up their websites. You rely on your website to promote your brand, attract clients, and perhaps even generate revenue via ecommerce capabilities. If you don’t back up your site, you risk losing thousands of hours of your website content in a single moment. How do you put a price tag on irrecoverable data loss? You can’t!

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SiteLock INFINITY Wins Gold for the Third Year in a Row in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards!

Company Also Earns Bronze for Most Innovative Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company.

We’re excited to announce SiteLock received Gold and Bronze recognition in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for Best Website Security and Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company! The 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards recognize companies, products, and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security.

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SiteLock Launches New Website Backup Solution

We are excited to announce the launch of SiteLock Website Backup, our newest solution that provides businesses the ability to backup all their website’s files and the database with a single click, ensuring an easy recovery when needed. SiteLock customers now have access to a comprehensive suite of cybersecurity solutions including website scanning, web application firewall (WAF), DDoS protection, malware repair, vulnerability patching, and now backup and recovery – all from the convenience of one trusted security provider.

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Why a Secure Database Means Stronger Customer Relationships

Most small businesses use a content management system to build their site. These systems are easy to use and offer the capability to add external features and functionality, which allows businesses to design a fully functioning website without a single line of code. CMS applications can reduce the overhead cost of staffing a developer to build and maintain a small business’s website. However, neglecting to understand your website’s internal components — such as its database — could cost you more over time. It’s important to understand the critical role a website database plays in your business’s success and how it could potentially impact your customer relationships.

So, how could your website’s database impact your customers? Essentially, your database is a treasure chest full of your customers’ most valuable information. This data stems from the actions customers take on your website, such as making purchases with a credit card or filling out contact forms that ask for phone numbers and email addresses. All of the information entered into your website lives in that database. As a trusted business, your customers count on you to keep their data secure.

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Assess Your Database Security With This 4-Step Checklist

With content management systems like WordPress powering a large portion of the websites online, it’s even easier for first-time website owners to build a sleek, professional site for their online business. Dynamic CMS sites are often powered by a database, which is a critical component to secure. This is where your customers’ information is stored. Any time a site visitor clicks an image, fills out a contact form, or makes a purchase on your website, that information is stored in the database.

As a digital storage room full of important customer information, a database is invaluable to your online business. It drives conversions and is the backbone of how you deliver meaningful content that keeps your visitors coming back — but it’s also valuable to cybercriminals. That’s why your small business should make database security a top priority in 2020.

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Plugin Vulnerabilities: WordPress Fashion Blogger Hit by Zero-Day Exploit

The desks were filled in the SiteLock Security and Research departments. Our security analysts were furiously working to manually clean malware from a number of WordPress sites. As each site was cleaned a trend began to emerge. Sites built with WordPress were experiencing a malicious redirect that originated in the Yuzo Related Posts plugin due to a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability. Our security analysts recognized they were cleaning the same malware strain found in the Yuzo zero-day exploit.

Lydia Swanson, fashion blogger and owner of ChicandModish.com was just one of many website owners experiencing this issue. In Swanson’s case, the attack not only impacted revenue but also put the future of her brand at risk.

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The Top 3 OWASP Threats Your Business Should Address Today

If you’re a small business owner looking to boost your cybersecurity efforts, you’ve likely come across the term “OWASP Top 10.” The Open Web Application Security Project, or OWASP, is a nonprofit group of cybersecurity experts who aim to make cybersecurity resources easily accessible to any business or individual interested in learning about the risks that exist online today. 

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most critical web application security risks that anyone with a website should know about, and it’s an especially great resource for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). SMBs tend to have less budget and fewer resources available to defend against cyberattacks, so they’ve become a popular target for bad actors. The OWASP Top 10 list can help pinpoint possible vulnerabilities to help establish your cybersecurity priorities.

However, there are three threats from the OWASP Top 10 list that we think SMBs should know about and address immediately. Keep reading to learn more about these threats, as well as tips for securing your business against them.

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3 Ways to Prevent a URL Redirect Attack

Cybercriminals are stealthy in their attacks — especially when financial gains are involved. With this type of attack, hitting the jackpot requires time and patience. Regardless, cybercriminals also employ “noisy” attacks, or ones intended for victims and other website visitors to see. These typically promote very radical or personal views on various subjects. Some common attacks, however, can be either noisy or stealthy, and this includes URL redirection attacks.

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SiteLock’s Top Five Cybersecurity Predictions For 2020

It’s safe to say that the volume and magnitude of high-profile data breaches and ransomware attacks that punctuated 2019 really kept the cybersecurity industry on its toes. Data breaches stole numerous headlines this year, including the notable Capital One breach that exposed more than 100 million customers’ accounts. In fact, New Orleans even declared a state of emergency due to the large number of public services that were directly impacted by this ransomware attack. In comparison to last year, research shows that data breaches have increased by 54% — making 2019 “the worst year on record” for data breaches. 

According to SiteLock researchers and cybersecurity experts, the threat landscape will only continue to grow in 2020 and will likely bring even more new challenges with it. We’ve analyzed the current state of the industry and packaged up our top five cybersecurity predictions for 2020.

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SiteLock INFINITY Wins the 2019 Cloud Security Excellence Award

We are excited to announce that SiteLock® INFINITY™ has been recognized as a WINNER of the 2019 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Awards! The Cloud Computing Security Excellence Awards, presented by TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine, honor solutions in two categories: solutions that most effectively leverage cloud platforms to deliver network security, and those providing security for cloud applications.

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