Website Security

Top Six Reasons to Encrypt Your Data

Throughout the history of the human race, we’ve always sought to send information without it being accessed by others. Today, the amount of data being transmitted all over the world due to computers is staggering, and while there are data breaches at times, new ways to protect your data are always being invented. Right now, one way is to encrypt your data. Encryption means that the information you transmit is

13 Steps to a Secure Website

There are many things to consider about building a website. Once it’s built it’s not over. You have a shiny new website, but if you’re not careful it can become a nightmare. How secure your site is depends on the choices you’ve made before, during and after it’s built and published. 1. Choose the Right Platform There are many different types of website builders, content management systems (CMS), and platforms

The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

When you have any type of business data or even important personal data on your computer, it’s imperative that you back it up. Even if you have data online in the cloud in the form of WordPress websites or other types of websites, it’s imperative to back up that data often because things happen. You’re Not Infallible Sometimes mistakes happen, and you or anyone else can make the mistakes. You

How Botnets Damage a Business

Let’s start by defining what a botnet is, in case you’ve never heard of the term before. A botnet is a network of computers, sometimes called a “zombie army,” all infected with the same virus. The zombie army is controlled by criminals. What is done with the zombie army later is up to the criminals. You can get infected the same way you get any computer virus, via malware by

The Reasons You Need Strong Passwords and How to Create Them

Hackers cause a lot of problems online, and making it harder for you to remember your password is one result of them. The main reason you need strong passwords is due to hackers. They use software to figure out your password, and then they use the information they get to break into your account to steal your information and even your identity. It’s just not worth it. If you want

Should You Consolidate Your Logins?

Consolidating logins by using social media sign-ins seems like a really good idea. For a start, it’s one less thing to have to remember. However, as a website owner you may be giving up some control over customer information by agreeing to do this. You’re going to have to decipher the pros and cons of consolidated logins based on your own business model to determine whether or not you should

Web Security Terms and Jargon

Have you ever attempted to understand all that technical jargon that goes along with web security? Some of these technical websites, while extremely important, can be almost impossible for most people to understand. The easiest solution is to click away and figure out that you will deal with any security issues as they happen. Of course, this is not the best approach at all. This article will hopefully help simplify

What Is SSL Encryption and Why Is It Important?

The Internet is not a safe place and one thing everyone knows is that you’ve got to be careful when it comes to protecting your private information. There are many people out there who want to obtain your information and use it for their own personal gains. This means you have to be extremely careful as you seek to avoid this. If you’re trying to play it safe while surfing

Do You Know the Difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

The internet is used by just about everyone these days and by now you’ve probably realized it has a language all of its own. There a few basics that everybody knows but it’s always good to educate yourself to make sure your information is secure, for instance do you know the difference between HTTP and HTTPS? You’ve most likely surfed quite a few websites in your time and noticed that

What to Do If You’ve Been Hacked 

What to do if you’ve been hacked, sadly it’s just a matter of time before your website is compromised in some way and your website is hacked. The important thing to do is to try to implement all the security you can and be prepared and know what you need to do in advance, so that when it happens and it will happen you know exactly what you should do.


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