Don't Be Left with Medieval Online Security

Online security is often overlooked until something goes wrong. Home security can be overlooked too, but you might think about it now and again -  in the car on the way to work, you suddenly wonder, “Did I lock the door this morning?” or “Did I leave the iron on?”. But people rarely think “Have I secured my email database?” or “Is my site vulnerable to hacks?”. The fact of the matter is that the average person does not think about online security.

But security breaches and information leaks are now a staple in the news every week. Take US health insurance companies, Anthem and Premera Blue Cross. According to The New York Times over 11 million of Premera’s customers’ sensitive personal data could be exposed, including their social security numbers. Anthem’s is even more disturbing - upwards of 78.4 million customer records are at risk. Have you thought about how your business would be affected if your website or emails got hacked?

In 2014, PwC research found that the number of detected information security incidents has risen 66% year over year since 2009. Last year, the total number of security incidents detected was 42.8 million globally - an average of 117,339 per day. The most interesting (and worrying) statistic is that cyber criminals are switching focus from big business to medium-sized firms, who reported a 64% increase in incidents since 2013.

Every second, there is one new .com domain registered and 571 new websites created. But how many of these new websites are secure? According to WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, 18.9% of all websites are built on its open-source platform, accounting for over 74 million sites. While WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems on the market because it is a free, open-source solution, it is also the most insecure. Anyone can develop a plugin, and there is no way to know how secure that plugin is. According to cvedetails.com, there have been over 200 vulnerabilities on WordPress sites since 2004, ranging from DoS to XSS. With WordPress, there is no one monitoring these types of security vulnerabilities, or applying patches or updates to your website. If you are not on top of your security, reading WordPress news everyday and downloading and applying patches, odds are your website is very vulnerable and you could be the next front page news attack.

Security is just one of the many benefits of a SaaS Digital Experience Platform solution such as Core dna. With a hosted solution, you have a dedicated security team monitoring various avenues of attacks. We are also constantly applying patches and working to make sure that your data is protected. We ensure that you always have up to date WAFs, secure SSLs and security systems to block injection-based attacks and malicious security.

Find out more about Core dna’s managed security here.

 

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