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Keep your Business secure with these email security tips
28 Sep

Security best practices to protect your business Email
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Email security is important for everyone, but it should be a top priority for business owners. Hackers with criminal intent target personal email accounts, but they put more effort into compromising business email accounts. From their perspective, with access to a business email account, there's more to steal. If you own a small business, you must take email security seriously. There's one move that will address a large portion of your email security needs—opting for a managed email hosting service. After a brief discussion of the risks involved in an email breach,...

Check these plugins options to keep your WordPress secure
17 Apr

4 WordPress Security Plugins You Can Actually Trust
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No one thinks it will happen to them, but the reality is that WordPress websites do get hacked. And when this happens, website owners—especially those who haven’t taken proper security measures—lose valuable data and, in some cases, even the access to their websites. That’s not all. If your website gets hacked or infected with malware, Google can actively block your website from appearing on its search engine—and can even go as far as to label your site as “unsafe” to your visitors. Statistics show that Google labels approximately 30,000 websites as unsafe...

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30 Oct

Infographic: How to Perform a Security Audit on Your Website
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Ensuring the safety of your website is an ongoing process. It definitely helps to have a website security service that will perform monitoring 24/7. But every once in a while, you will need to check your website for any potential lapses in security by yourself. In this infographic, we go over the steps that need to be included in your website security audit. It's really not as complicated as it sounds, but it will give you peace of mind that both you and your website visitors won't fall prey to...

How to Keep Your Website Secure
22 Oct

How to Keep Your Website Secure
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Is your website critical for the functioning of your business? Then protecting it against hackers should be one of your main priorities. Don’t believe it can happen to you?  Today’s hackers target businesses exactly like yours. That’s because today’s tools have made it easy for them to do so.  And that tool is data. In fact, Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report states that small businesses account for 43% of all data breach victims. You may wonder, what could happen if my website was hacked and my customers’ data was breached? Quite simply,...

What to Do If Your Website Was Blacklisted By Google
27 Sep

What to Do If Your Website Was Blacklisted By Google
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Has your website been blacklisted by Google? Or are you worried about what can cause this to happen?  In this article, we’ll explain the reasons why your website has been or can get blacklisted, and what steps you can take to prevent this from happening.  But first, let’s see why Google blacklists websites in the first place, and why it’s important that you know all about it.  Why Google Blacklists a Website and What It Means The most visited website in the world is Google. Every day, people ask it millions of questions. And...

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13 Sep

Infographic: Cybersecurity for Small Businesses
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Small businesses often ignore security precautions. Sometimes it's due to a lack of resources, other times it's because they think hackers won't care. On the contrary, 58% of all malware attacks are targeted at small businesses, because hackers know there is no proper security in place. Just like you would lock up your office space or your home, even though nobody was coming to rob you, you should think about your website the same way. So that when someone does come to get you, they won't be able to do it....