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17 May

How to Prevent a DDoS Attack on Your Website
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A DDoS attack can annihilate your website’s foundation. It can crash, go offline, and fail to meet your users’ expectations. That’s why it’s important that you take steps to prevent a DDoS attack from happening. A DDoS (Distributed Denial Of Service) attack involves an enormous volume of traffic being directed at a specific website with malicious intent. The goal is to overload the website’s servers so they can’t handle the traffic. This can cause the website to crash and go offline, and it can even corrupt the site’s content, adversely...

World Password Day: Always Keep Your Accounts Protected
2 May

World Password Day: Always Keep Your Accounts Protected
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Did you know, 63% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, stolen, or default passwords? Verizon reported that 93% of data breaches occurred within a couple of minutes, while 83% weren’t discovered for weeks. The more time that goes by, the more personal information someone can collect about you. In honor of World Password Day, we’ll explain a few tips and tricks to help strengthen your online security. Use a Password Manager Above All With the number of online profiles we have, it’s easy to forget what password goes with what account. Contrary...

Top GDPR Plugins For WordPress
8 Mar

Top GDPR Plugins For WordPress
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Data security is not a topic to be taken lightly. In a recent survey of 7500 consumers, 80% of respondents stated that losing banking and financial information is their biggest data security concern. And that’s not the only type of information people are afraid of losing! For this reason, security standards and regulations have come to the forefront of the data security world. One such regulation is the GDPR. It affects companies that operate in the European Union (EU), or that operate outside of the EU but do business with...

12 Feb

How to Keep Your WordPress Website Safe in 2019
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This is a guest post by Gary Stevens.   Gary Stevens is a front end developer. He's a full time blockchain geek and a volunteer working for the Ethereum foundation as well as an active Github contributor.     As the most popular web publishing platform and content management system in the world, WordPress has many features that web designers, developers, and administrators have come to love over the years. But such widespread popularity brings with it some major security concerns. The security issues involving WordPress are similar to the ones that plague Microsoft Windows....

JAN Infographic: 7 Tips to Create a Password Policy
2 Jan

Infographic: 7 Tips to Create a Password Policy
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Being extremely cautious with your passwords is no longer something you can afford to overlook, especially when it comes to your business. More and more companies fall prey to countless data breaches. Having a solid password policy is one of the ways to protect your company. This kind of policy introduces a set of rules to your employees that ensure the digital safety of your business. In this infographic, we outlined the steps you have to take and matters you need to consider. For more information, read the full blog post...

Why do you need a firewall for your website
14 Dec

Why Your Small Business Needs a Firewall
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This is a guest post by Sam Bocetta.   Sam Bocetta is a freelance journalist specializing in U.S. diplomacy and national security, with emphases on technology trends in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense, and cryptography.     In the world of digital business, there’s no safety in being small when it comes to online threats. In truth, small businesses are a common target of cybercrime with a single attack typically costing between $84,000 and $148,000. If you want to keep your customers' data protected and avoid damage to your revenues and reputation, then you need to pay attention to...