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Do Not Let Employees Bring IoT Devices into Your Workplace

Do Not Let Employees Bring IoT Devices into Your Workplace

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are notorious for their lack of security features, making them attractive to hackers who can use them as soft access points to reach critical systems on the wider corporate network. In addition, these devices may be invisible to corporate IT administrators. For these reasons alone, companies should forbid employees from […]

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What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-factor authentication, or MFA, adds a second layer of security to your website. It requires an authorized user to not only enter their password, but also a second piece of information only they have access to. An account protected by MFA is virtually impossible to compromise. Even if an attacker somehow discovers your username and […]

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Easy Ways to Tell if Your Website Has Been Hacked

Easy Ways to Tell if Your Website Has Been Hacked

Even if you think you’ve done everything right, there’s always a chance your website will be hacked. If that occurs, the faster you find out and do something about it, the better off you and your visitors will be. An attacker with control of your website can do a lot of damage to your visitors, […]

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How to Protect Your WordPress Website from Malicious Logins

How to Protect Your WordPress Website from Malicious Logins

According to the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team, one of the most frequent types of attacks against WordPress websites in 2020 was the malicious login attempt. This type of attack includes credential stuffing using lists of stolen credentials, dictionary attacks, and traditional brute-force attacks. Credential stuffing is the automated injection of breached username/password pairs in order […]

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Why You Need a Web Application Firewall

Why You Need a Web Application Firewall

A web application firewall is software that filters out malicious requests and content from your website, which protects your visitors from harm, as well as safeguards your intellectual property and the time and expense that went into developing your website. The firewall software resides on the same server as your website. Among the common types […]

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Finally, a Unified Industry Response to Ransomware Emerges

Finally, a Unified Industry Response to Ransomware Emerges

Ransomware has become one of the biggest perils haunting the web. According to The Coveware Quarterly Ransomware Report, not only are ransomware attackers going after larger companies, the average ransomware payment has risen to $233,817 – a 31% increase from this time last year. Key Take-way from the Report “The biggest change over the past […]

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Why Would Anyone Bother to Hack Your Website?

Why Would Anyone Bother to Hack Your Website?

Your website is among hundreds of millions of websites worldwide, so you’re probably wondering why anyone would bother breaking into yours. Sure, you’ve invested time, money and effort to build your website, but there’s probably nothing there that is valuable enough to attract the attention of cybercriminals. Or so you might think…

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Why WordPress is the Best Development Platform for Your Website

Why WordPress is the Best Development Platform for Your Website

WordPress is a popular content management system that is used to create feature-rich websites. Because it is built around open source standards, increasing levels of functionality can be added to your website through theme selection and plug-in software modules that also adhere to the standards. Of the major content management systems, WordPress is used by […]

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New Research Finds Aggressive Growth in Ransomware

New Research Finds Aggressive Growth in Ransomware

SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have unveiled third-quarter threat intelligence collected by the company’s more than 1 million global security sensors. Year-to-date findings through September highlight cyber criminals’ growing use of ransomware, encrypted threats and attacks leveraging non-standard ports, while overall malware volume declined for the third consecutive quarter. “For most of us, 2020 has […]

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Security is the Top Concern Inhibiting Public Cloud Adoption

Security is the Top Concern Inhibiting Public Cloud Adoption

Barracuda, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has issued a report titled Future Shock: The Cloud Is the New Network. The research surveyed global IT decision makers to capture their experiences with, and attitudes about, moving IT infrastructure to the public cloud, concerns restricting adoption, and the security and networking solutions being implemented to […]

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