Don’t Be Labeled as ‘Not Secure’: Why You Need SSL

Don’t Be Labeled as ‘Not Secure’: Why You Need SSL

Posted on April 1, 2019

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It creates an encrypted connection between your visitor’s browser and the server, and this digital “handshake” is both more complicated and far better than a password.  While it’s especially important that any site that offers online shopping have SSL, it’s also important for sites that request or contain any sensitive information. This includes birthdays and addresses to other pieces of data that might be shared in a simple form or inquiry to your company.  Google, as it has for more than a decade, sets the standard and makes the rules for online best practices. … Continue reading

Website Development Basics: 4 Things To Ask Your Developer

Website Development Basics: 4 Things To Ask Your Developer

Posted on February 4, 2019

Trying to build your company’s website on your own without web design expertise leaves you most likely working with pre-built templates and automatic installers. This can leave your company with an elementary site that is lacking in the wow factor that will really draw customers in. Working with a professional web designer allows you to create a one-of-a-kind, custom website design that truly represents your business image and your prospects for future growth. Before you hire a web designer, though, you need to do your research. Here are four things you should ask every prospective web designer before you sign … Continue reading

Protecting Your Customers with Strong Website Security

Protecting Your Customers with Strong Website Security

Posted on July 20, 2018

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard business owners ask me why hackers and criminals want to mess with their website. It’s a common misconception especially among owners of small and medium size businesses that “it can’t happen to me.”  The reality is, it doesn’t matter how big your business is, or how much traffic your website has, you’re a target. The hackers and criminals, will plant malware anywhere they can. If they can infect your website and collect personal or payment information from even one of your customers, they are successful. The bad actors on the internet have … Continue reading

Implementing Website Security HTTPS Requirement

Implementing Website Security HTTPS Requirement

Posted on December 4, 2017

As hackers and thieves become more aggressive than ever before, website owners must be more cognizant of security. No matter what kind of website, it may hold private data of other individuals or companies that should remain private. This is even more important when considering e-commerce sites that hold credit card information, addresses, phone numbers of other valuable data of consumers. Today, more website administrators are implementing SSL certificates to resolve this problem. SSL certificates are powerful ways to improve website security. Once they are implemented, the website is accessed over HTTPS protocol. HTTPS encrypts the data sent between the … Continue reading

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Website Development Tip: Eliminating Unnecessary Features Can Improve Security

Website Development Tip: Eliminating Unnecessary Features Can Improve Security

Posted on September 20, 2016

Cyber security is a critical challenge businesses struggle with when building their websites. Website security flaws can wind up exposing businesses and their customers to criminal activities. Sometimes, these unauthorized activities don’t involve any obvious theft or exposure of sensitive information. A recent article from Tech Crunch points out how some hackers exploit weaknesses in website code and use spam comments to underhandedly improve their own sites’ SEO. They quietly introduce bits of code to your site that might weaken your search engine rankings but improve theirs. Unfortunately, there isn’t any one way of completely preventing these devious activities. However, … Continue reading

Five Key Ways to Improve Website Security

Five Key Ways to Improve Website Security

Posted on May 31, 2016

Any website, regardless of size or content, is vulnerable to attack. Website attacks occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes cyber criminals want to extract sensitive information from your website and its database, direct traffic away from your site to other pages, or use your site as a means of carrying out other attacks. Other times, they’re enjoying themselves with mindless, impersonal vandalism. You may also become a target for a specific reason, perhaps because the attackers object to a product you’re offering. Fortunately, there are some reliable ways to improve website security and better protect your site from attack. … Continue reading