Website Security

Safeguard your Online Store – is It PCI Compliant.

Website and in particular shopping cart security is integral to maintaining your online business and the trust of your customers, it can mean the success or failure of your business. I’ve put together a few tips to help ensure your shopping cart is safeguarded and your online sales are maximized as a result. Use PCI Compliant Shopping Cart Software You don’t have to have everything built in house; you can

Website Security Check How to Find Hidden Hacking on Your Website

Every business owner should understand that website security is now imperative, there are more automated hacking bots visiting your website looking for vulnerabilities than there are people visiting your website. Hackers have numerous ways to gain access to websites, and even large business websites get hacked, most people are aware of hacking attacks on Facebook, Twitter and many federal government websites. This means that every single business that has a

Hosting Account Security Basics

No matter how secure you keep your website, it can still get hacked and you should work on the basis that eventually it will be. Even if you constantly scan your computer and update your security, there’s still a risk, especially if you use a shared web hosting company. Keeping a network secure is actually a two-pronged attack, it takes effort from both you and the hosting company. Many people

Backing up Your Website For The Worst Case Scenario

As a business owner you understand the importance of protecting your investments, your building is insured, your products and the delivery vehicles are insured. Yet if I was to ask you if you are backing up your website?, chances are you wouldn’t know or you would answer that it isn’t. The odd business owner might answer that their hosting company or website designer looks after this for them, but they

Updating Your Website

As a business owner you understand the importance of having a website however many website owners fail to understand the importance of regularly updating a website. Maintaining a website, is a little like owning a dog, you have to take care of it every day and you shouldn’t have a website unless you are willing to do that. One major website maintenance requirement is to update your website regularly. Updates

Is Your Website Password Safe – Some Do’s and Don’ts

Is Your Website Password Safe – Some Do’s and Don’ts I’m paranoid about website security as I get to use a lot of monitoring tools and I can see just how many times per day someone tries to get into the websites I look after. It takes some highly sophisticated tools to keep your website safe, but proper password management can make a tremendous difference. It’s incredibly easy to guess

The Tools You Need for Website Security

The Tools You Need for Website Security It never ceases to amaze me how many otherwise sensible business people that have locks on their doors and safes to keep confidential information in, don’t have any security measures at all associated with their website. This seems to cross all businesses and all industries even those associated with security in many instances. Website security tools should be a basic component of any

Website Plugin Perils

How Website Plugins Can Compromise Your Website Security. Lots of websites make use of open source and commercial code libraries many of which are now so user friendly that they are called plugins and can be installed on most of the major platforms in a matter of minutes. They allow you to do all kinds of cool things that would otherwise require a great deal of programming. But plugins should

It’ll Never Happen to Me

 Is Your Site a Ticking Time Bomb? No one ever thinks about website security until it happens, and the consequences can be deadly. One day your website goes down, it’s been hacked and all of your customers’ information has been compromised. The hackers have stolen this personal data and sold it, posing as you. Not this they have pretended to be you and gained the credit card details of many

Don’t Lose Out – Protect Your Data

When your computer is for personal use, a crash can be a real pain if your data wasn’t backed up. If the computer you’re using to run your business isn’t backed up, a crash could be devastating. It could take months to replace the data you lose, and much of it you may have to be rebuilt, costing you precious time and money. You need a line of protection against

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