Best Practices

Creating a Response Plan You Can Trust

As a website owner, you may have experienced your website being down for any number of reasons. Maybe due to errors in code, server related difficulties or even being under attack from bad actors. I once shared my own experience of a hacked website in a webinar. Whether you have one site or hundreds, when

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Security Monitoring Saves the Day

For the second week of  National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we would like to focus on a very important part in having a good website security posture: monitoring. How can security monitoring save your day? Most people only care about their website security after something bad has already happened. However, how can you tell when

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October Cybersecurity Month

Since 2003, October has been recognized as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. It is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and being a better digital citizen. October has just started and a majority of security companies are promoting internet security. With the holidays fast approaching, it is a crucial time for

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PCI for SMB: Requirement 7 & 8 – Implement Strong Access Control Measures

This is the fifth post in a series of articles on understanding the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard – PCI DSS. We are halfway there! In the previous articles about PCI, we covered the following: Requirement 1: Build and Maintain a Secure Network – Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data.

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SSL vs. Website Security

Having a website today is way easier than it was 10 or 15 years ago. Tools like content management systems (CMS), website builders, static site generators and alike remove a lot of the friction around building and maintaining sites. But, is there a price for such convenience? I would dare to say that one of

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E-Commerce Security – Planning for Disasters

This is the last post in our series on E-commerce Security: Intro to Securing an Online Store – Part 1 Intro to Securing an Online Store – Part 2 Today, let’s expand on some of the suggestions made during a webinar I hosted recently about steps you can take to secure your online store. So far

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How to Improve Your Website Security Posture – Part II

In the first post of this series, we discussed some of the main website security threats. Knowing the website security environment is a vital part of a good website posture. However, it is also important to be aware of what to do to strengthen your website. Today, we are going to give you some practical

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How to Improve Your Website Posture – Part I

Have you ever wondered if your website security posture is adequate enough? The risk of having a website compromise is never going to be zero. However, as a webmaster, you can play an important role in minimizing the chances of a website hack. A good security posture entails how to understand the importance of securing

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