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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,...

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,...

6 Sep

How to Perform a Security Audit on Your Website
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With all that goes into maintaining an online presence, security isn’t something that we always think about, but it definitely deserves consideration these days. Website hacks and cyberattacks happen all the time, and almost all of them are preventable. In this article, we’ll take a look at what you can do to keep your website safe, and you won’t have to hire a security professional to do it. There are some basic steps you can follow that will make your website more secure and much less likely to be successfully attacked.  We’ll...

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity
9 Aug

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity
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In today’s business world, if you want to remain competitive, connecting your SMB to the internet is essential. Getting online is the best way to reach out to potential customers, but there’s a catch. Cybercrime is a very real threat, and it has the potential to wreak havoc on your business with devastating consequences. In 2017, the Ponemon Institute released a whitepaper describing the state of cybersecurity in small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). It found that as many as 58 percent of all malware attacks are targeted at SMB operations, because...

Domain Hijacking and How to Protect Yourself
30 Jul

Domain Hijacking and How to Protect Yourself
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A website’s domain name is the web address that people type into their browsers to visit the site. For example, Amazon’s domain name is www.amazon.com. A domain name is usually some form of the business name and a huge part of a business’ identity. People type it in when they access your website, and they see it at the top of their browser on every visit. That’s why your domain name is one of the most valuable assets you own—if it didn’t exist, people wouldn’t be able to access your website. Being such a...

18 Jun

How to Secure Your cPanel Account
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Everyone knows they need to protect their website, but some people aren’t aware of how important it is to protect their hosting space. If hackers can’t directly get into your website, they’ll attack your server space, where your website’s files are stored. One of the first ways they’ll try to break in is through your cPanel account. That’s why, in addition to protecting your website, you should take steps to secure your cPanel account as well. In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to safeguard your cPanel account from hackers, thereby making...