Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness around the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. SiteLock has committed to being a DPD Champion to acknowledge and bring attention to the value and importance of privacy. This year, Data Privacy Day is all about respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.
With cyberattacks and data breaches on the rise, privacy and security compliances are more important than ever. What are compliances you ask? Generally, they’re laws designed to protect private consumer and company data from being stolen and exposed.
Privacy and security compliances span across many industries – education, government, health and technology, like cloud and SaaS. You may have even heard of a few of them, like HIPAA or SOC.
Neill Feather, president of SiteLock, recently wrote an article highlighting the top 3 privacy and security compliances that you should know, along with some tips to help organizations improve website compliance.
As technology continues to evolve, web security threats are on the rise with an estimated 160,000 samples of malware detected around the world each day. Unfortunately, 70% of these attacks are targeted at small businesses and other particular industries (e.g. retail, healthcare and hospitality).
Fortunately, web security has come a long way in just a few years. Thanks to national events like Data Privacy Day (DpD) which bring together privacy professionals, law enforcement and industry leaders alike, fostered communication helps to ensure the long-term viability of our digital ecosystem.
In what we can only hope is a sign of things to come, law enforcement around the world showed unprecedented cooperation in shutting the shades on a gang responsible for creating and sharing a nasty piece of malware that was spreading rapidly around the world.
The malware is known as Blackshades, and was allegedly created by a 24-year-old Swedish man who ran his malware operation like a legitimate business. The entrepreneur was very committed to making his malware as popular as possible, hiring a marketing director, customer service representatives, and a customer service manager.
Of all the threats that could be stalking your business daily, it is most unpleasant to think about the fact that the biggest threat could already be inside your walls, maybe even on your payroll. Unfortunately there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that the biggest source and cause of security incidents is the humble employee.
The good news is that few of these incidents are deliberate attacks or frauds by your most trusted insiders. Instead they tend to be innocent mistakes which could easily be avoided but which are quickly taken advantage of by hackers.
You probably already know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, right? Of course every month should be cyber security awareness month because these days no business can afford to let its guard down. Not for a moment.
But because businesses and consumers are often too busy to think about security when it matters most, a national celebration was created as a reminder. And we’re celebrating NCSAM by sharing with you some of the most basic security options that are available to any small business.