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A Business Case for Website Security

Every business understands their website is a vital building block to establishing an online market presence. However, when it comes to website security, few understand the need or simply feel their company is not at risk.

To make a business case for web security, one must define the target, detail the impact of a hack, outline the mitigation cost and examine any additional benefits of proactive website security. This article will examine those areas to help assist in making a business case for cybersecurity.

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Malware Removal

Why Website Reinfections Happen

We all know someone who’s been in a difficult position following a security breach. They are rushing to assess the damage, while simultaneously repairing website functionality to limit the compromise. It’s a stressful situation, especially if you’ve had to deal with a compromise more than once. Unfortunately for some website owners this is a reality — shortly after the initial security breach, the website becomes compromised again. It leaves the website owner asking why their website is being targeted and how the website re-infection is happening.

The short answer is that it’s most likely due to unresolved vulnerabilities. While it may seem like you’ve been singled out and targeted by some menacing hackers, most of the time that isn’t the case. The majority of website compromises are preceded by automated campaigns that locate websites vulnerable to a particular exploit the hacker wishes to employ. The bottom line is, you aren’t the target that the hacker is singling-out, it’s the software on your website. There are a couple main culprits for this scenario.

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Cybersecurity

What is a Website Vulnerability and How Can it be Exploited?

Websites experience 22 attacks per day on average— that’s over 8,000 attacks per year, according to SiteLock data. A website vulnerability is a weakness or misconfiguration in a website or web application code that allows an attacker to gain some level of control of the site, and possibly the hosting server. Most vulnerabilities are exploited through automated means, such as vulnerability scanners and botnets. Cybercriminals write specialized tools that scour the internet for certain platforms, like WordPress or Joomla, looking for common and publicized vulnerabilities. Once found, these vulnerabilities are then exploited to steal data, distribute malicious content, or inject defacement and spam content into the vulnerable site.

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Web developer blog

Fake Joomla! Plugin Keyscaptcha Still in the Wild

A favorite, and particularly sneaky, way to inject malicious content into popular CMS platforms is through fake extensions and plugins. Fake plugins disguise their malicious intent by mimicking the form and function of legitimate plugins. We will discuss a not-so-well-known fake Joomla! extension, what it does, and what you can do to protect your site from such attacks.

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12 Days of Christmas Brought to You by SiteLock [Video]

Merry Christmas! In the spirit of the season, we’ve created a satirical rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas to educate website owners about online risks. Watch the video to learn some of the most common “gifts” cybercriminals are giving away this year.

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eCommerce

Are Your Customers Afraid to Shop Online?

Retail therapy is the act of shopping with the primary purpose to improve the buyer’s mood. This form of “therapy” is practiced among many consumers, with more than half of Americans admitting to making a purchase as a way to lift their spirits. As therapeutic as shopping can be, it also raises fear among many consumers – especially around the holiday season. With websites, including eCommerce sites, experiencing 22 attacks per day on average, shoppers have good reason to be concerned.

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Check out our New WAF Video!

As a website owner, one of your main goals is to increase website traffic. Ultimately, the more traffic you have, the more revenue your business generates…right? Well, not necessarily. And we can explain why.

Bots represent over 60 percent of all website traffic, meaning there are potentially more Internet bots than humans frequenting your site. There are essentially two types of bots, “good” and “bad.” Good bots carry out jobs like search engine crawling. Bad bots represent 35 percent of all bot traffic and perform malicious tasks, like DDoS attacks. Not to mention that the more web traffic visiting and requesting information from your site, the slower it renders.

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SBECPA Protects Her Clients and New Business Venture with SiteLock [Case Study]

Company Background

Shantel B. Eilenfield has worked in the accounting and tax preparation field for the last 13 years. She first realized her passion in college where she received a degree in Accounting, following in her father’s footsteps. Post-graduation she worked for accounting firms in Georgia, Texas and Virginia. Then in 2010, with the support of her current boss, husband and children, she tested to become a certified public accountant (CPA). After receiving her certification, Eilenfield worked hard to build a loyal client base.

In 2013 Eilenfield took the next step in her career by purchasing a small practice in Virginia and establishing BHT Inc./Shantel B. Eilenfield, CPA. Her business website, SBECPA.com, was created to inform clients of her new business venture.

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PCI Compliance: The Key To eCommerce Customer Trust

Picture this. You just launched your first company website to sell your clothing line. Customers are purchasing products, and you’re starting to make a profit, then BAM! You get hit with a fine because your website is not PCI compliant. What’s next?

 What Is PCI Compliance?

PCI Compliance is a security requirement created for online merchants by five of the major credit card companies, American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, Mastercard and Visa, to protect customers and reduce fraud.

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Airspeed-Wireless Safeguards Their Website with SiteLock [Case Study]

Company Background

Tony Spiridigliozzi is the founder of the successful eCommerce website Airspeed-Wireless.com. The website features security, wireless, switching products, IP cameras and VoIP phones. Its mission is to offer quality Cisco and Meraki products at low prices with exceptional customer service. Airspeed-Wireless.com has been recognized for its success and earned the Small and Midsize Business Specialization from Cisco and Certified Meraki Network Associate designation.

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