We have all seen it in the news lately: Critical infrastructure and organizations being hit with ransomware attacks; bringing operations to a screeching halt. In many cases these ransoms are paid which further incentivize more bad actors such as REvil, EvilCorp and DarkSide to continue their malicious attacks. As of May 2021, ransomware attacks have almost doubled, with 43% of all ransomware attacks affecting SMB’s. Additionally, the ransom amounts associated with these attacks have been exponentially increasing with the average ransom costing small to medium sized businesses (SMB’s) $380,000 on average. It is largely speculated that most of these cyber criminals have international ties back to Russia where little investigation and prosecution is taken on them.
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Discover an interface redesigned for easier navigation, deeper visibility, and smoother integrations—delivering loyal SiteLock customers a user experience that empowers stronger security awareness in a time of heightened cybercrime.
Introducing the new SiteLock Dashboard, updated to deliver all of the same account, product, and support information you know and love, with enhanced capabilities and features. The latest dashboard innovation offers users a more intuitive interface, visual design, and elevated user experience—bringing simplicity and streamlined navigation to every interaction.
On June 4, 2021 the FBI released a statement that there has been “a rapid increase in ransomware attacks against private sector companies.” Though they have said that they are investigating, and they’ve “made these investigations a top priority,” that doesn’t exactly inspire peace of mind considering they also frequently state that there isn’t much recourse when cybercrimes occur. In fact, they went so far as to post on their cyber crime page, “Because of the global reach of cybercrime, no single organization, agency, or country can defend against it.”
We are pleased to announce that SiteLock is joining forces with Sectigo, a leading provider of digital certificates and automated certificate management. This merger is the start of an exciting new chapter for SiteLock solutions, customers, and partners.
Sectigo has a long history of delivering innovation to the world’s largest brands with products and services including TLS / SSL certificates, DevOps, IoT, and enterprise-grade PKI management, as well as multi-layered web security. As a combined entity with Sectigo, we are poised to build on our success and accelerate our mission to deliver best-in-class security solutions that protect every website and create a world where we, our communities and our customers can flourish.
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.
As a website owner, you know securing your site is a must. Websites of all sizes face frequent threats, including cyberattacks, website vulnerabilities, and malware. Fortunately, website owners can take action to protect their sites from these threats. If you’ve ever wondered what type of technology provides secure access to websites, the answer is encryption. Read on to learn more about encryption, and how it helps secure your site.
Performing a website security check is a must for business owners, especially as the threat landscape continues to evolve and threats become increasingly more sophisticated and stealthy. Recent data shows website attacks increased 52% in the past year, with the average website facing 94 attacks per day. In addition, an estimated 12.8 million websites are infected with malware worldwide.
Chances are you have heard about the dangers of an insecure website. You could also be asking yourself, why does my website say not secure, or wondering what it means when a website is not secure. Read on to find out what cybersecurity experts really mean when they say a site is not secure, and how to improve your site’s overall security.
Given the ever-present threat of cyberattacks, it is crucial for business owners to make website security a top priority. Although the question of how to make a website secure might sound complex, it’s not as hard as it seems. In fact, just taking a few simple steps can greatly improve your website security. If you’re a business owner, read on to learn about how you can secure your company website.
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 with cyber 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.