The Important Difference Between SSL Certificates and Web Security

The Important Difference Between SSL Certificates and Web Security

Posted on October 29, 2018

Those new to websites and e-commerce may find website security a bit confusing. You may have started your website or blog using WordPress due to the ease of its content management system or design templates. It doesn’t provide push button security though. You have a few hoops to jump through to secure any website. One of those is obtaining and activating an SSL certificate. Some people confuse this with meaning their website is secure, but it really comprises a small part of security. SSL Certificate Defined A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) provides an encrypted communication pathway between a web browser … Continue reading

Website Security and You

Website Security and You

Posted on October 15, 2018

Website security may not seem like an urgent item on your to-do list, but we can assure you that it should be. Having a secure website to protect your client’s information is mission critical for long term website sales and marketing success. You can probably think of a few major companies that did not have website security as high on their to-do list as they should have, and they paid dearly for it. Their lack of upkeep led to their imminent downfall. Don’t let this be you or your business.  Your clients are trusting you with sensitive information that could … Continue reading

The Importance of Secure WordPress Hosting

The Importance of Secure WordPress Hosting

Posted on September 24, 2018

In Charleston SC, as with everywhere in the world, WordPress Security is a major focus. The importance of website security often involves more than just the business involved. Indeed it can mean massive problems for customers, search engines, and even service providers. In this article we will focus on some common ways websites can be hacked and what the effect of those hacks may be.   Method #1: Brute Force and Common Words In this method, a hacker uses software to put in different passwords again and again. The idea is to expose easy to guess passwords. Another potential danger … Continue reading

The Importance of Web Security for Small Businesses

The Importance of Web Security for Small Businesses

Posted on September 3, 2018

In today’s digital market, many small businesses make the mistake of thinking that they are too small to be targets of cyber-attacks. This results in a false sense of security-the reality is, that small business are actually more attractive not less. If you own a small business, you need to understand the multitude of threats your business can face; take a look at the following reasons that your small business should invest in Secure WordPress Hosting.    Vulnerability  Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to attack. According to USA Today Verizon’s 2017 Breach Investigation Report showed how security breaches have hit small business far more … 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

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

The Necessity of Website Security for Your Business

The Necessity of Website Security for Your Business

Posted on December 8, 2015

For many small to medium sized businesses, website security is an afterthought. Given the perceived complexity and cost associated with protecting themselves against hypothetical attacks, it’s not surprising that companies choose to focus their resources on “more important” activities. A security breach is something that only happens to “other” people, right? The sad truth is that if you’ve got a website, whether it’s a personal blog or an online storefront, then it’s going to be a target of malicious hackers and other miscreants sooner or later. Every day, millions of websites are scanned for security vulnerabilities using automated software executed by people … Continue reading

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