This article was originally published on 09/17/2015 and has been updated as a guide for HTTPS in 2018.
Do you know the fastest way to turn a popular website into a ghost town: neglect its security. Bright red warnings and broken pages are a terrible way to greet your website’s visitors and you can’t blame them for giving up on your page.
Instead, it’s better to welcome your guests with a secure and breezy browsing experience. One of the most important ways involves something you may have missed: going from HTTP to HTTPS.
Nearly half of all cyber attacks target small businesses. Most small business owners know that they’re not safe: the majority of them list cybersecurity threats as one of their top concerns.
It’s a scary world out there: especially if you’re in charge of your small business’s IT security. We’re not here to stoke those fears. Television and news do that well enough. So, in this report we’ll borrow stories from the airwaves, both real and fictitious, to provide the context for the following small business IT security best practices. Follow these and fear not.
Security is at the forefront of news, and although companies are making an effort to simplify the typically intense technical and legal fine print of something like the Terms and Conditions, something like cloud security certifications are still fairly hard to follow and are loaded with heavily technical terms. (more…)
The site that stores your personal and professional files, was hacked. Your PSN account, was hacked. The place you go to find an affair, was hacked. And despite the latest patches and updates, your iPhone and Android are both, hopelessly vulnerable to being hacked. You know none of your accounts are safe, you’ve seen all the hack headlines, and that scares you. Or maybe you don’t see the glass as half empty, but rather see it as half ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . You read about hacks every day: nothing is safe and there’s no point worrying or paying much attention to them. But there is a third option for business owners: be pragmatic, stay informed, and take everything a step at a time.