Security

How to Give Your Website an Annual Check-Up

How to Give Your Website an Annual Check-Up

Just like your car needs an annual service, it’s also a good idea to give your website an annual check-up. Putting aside time each year to focus on the key areas of your site can benefit in numerous ways, from improving its speed and performance to helping it be more attractive to visitors and customers. …

5 Top Tips to Ensure Network Security

5 Top Tips to Ensure Network Security

Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, sophisticated and pernicious. Increasingly, they are designed to spread across entire networks, infecting and taking control of whole swathes of connected devices. No business is immune from such attacks, as gangs actively seek out weaknesses in systems in order to exploit them. To help minimise the threat, here are five …

6 Security Questions Every Website Owner Needs to Ask

6 Security Questions Every Website Owner Needs to Ask

Websites are valuable targets for cybercriminals and attacks are becoming more frequent, varied and sophisticated. And with 60% of victims going out of business within six months of an attack, keeping your website secure is essential. To help, here are some important questions you need to ask about your website’s security. 1. How strong are …

7 Reasons You Should Use a VPN

7 Reasons You Should Use a VPN

With growing insecurity about being online, more and more people have started using a VPN (virtual private network). However, besides increased online security, VPNs also offer some other rather surprising benefits. Here, we explain what VPNs are and discuss the reasons why you should use one. What is a VPN? A VPN is a service …

cPanel & log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228)

cPanel & log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228)

A remote execution vulnerability has recently been found in the Apache Log4j library which could allow an attacker to take over the vulnerable server. If you have a dedicated or virtual server with cPanel installed and have enabled the Solr plugin for cPanel then your server maybe vulnerable. We strongly advise all customers that have …

8 Reasons Your Website is a Target for Cybercriminals

8 Reasons Your Website is a Target for Cybercriminals

A lot of business owners think that because they have a small website, it is unlikely to get hacked. Unfortunately, this is not the case, cybercriminals have uses even for the smallest websites. Here, we look at some of the reasons hackers attack websites and the benefits they gain from doing so. 1. Prank attacks …

Why Small Businesses Need a Disaster Recovery Plan

Why Small Businesses Need a Disaster Recovery Plan

Business is increasingly becoming digital, no longer do SMBs rely on it just for their websites and email, instead, digital technology permeates every part of their operations. Such heavy reliance on technology, however, means that when a system goes down everything comes to a grinding halt and this can have disastrous consequences. Here, we explain …

How to Protect Remote Workers From Phishing

How to Protect Remote Workers From Phishing

Remote working has become an established part of the business landscape with millions of employees now working from home. While it’s an opportunity for firms to downsize offices and give staff greater flexibility over how they work, it’s a shift that hasn’t gone unnoticed in the criminal world, with cybercriminals quick to target home workers …

6 Clues Your Website’s Been Silently Hacked

6 Clues Your Website’s Been Silently Hacked

One of the biggest misconceptions that website owners have is to think that their site holds little interest or value to a hacker. That, however, is not the case. Every website hacked is an opportunity for a cybercriminal outfit to carry out a multitude of nefarious activities. While some are obvious, such as taking the …

7 Major Cybersecurity Threats in 2021

7 Major Cybersecurity Threats in 2021

Cybersecurity threats are a fact of modern life that puts all organisations and individuals at risk. With constant developments in the tools and tactics used by cybercriminals, there’s an ongoing need to be informed of the latest threats so you can be vigilant in defending against them. Here are some of the major threats that …

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