One of the most important things to do when experiencing a cyber attack is to detect and respond to it as soon as possible so as not to allow the attacker too much time inside your IT network. The less time they spend rummaging around and endangering the structure and all the data stored, the less damage to the company’s finances and reputation will be inflicted. Here is how to respond to cyber attacks quickly with SPEED!
Cyber security has become such a widespread concern for organizations of all types and sizes that it requires dealing with in a systematic manner. The high-profile nature of certain cyber attacks – Facebook, Google, British Airways, Equifax, Anthem, Home Depot, Yahoo, Sony, and Uber, to name a few – hides the fact that while the form, size, and intent of attacks tend to vary, the threat looms over private, public, and not-for-profit organizations alike in every corner of the world. Colleges and universities have fallen prey to costly ransomware attacks, havoc has been wreaked on banks in Italy, Canada, and Bangladesh, and Russian hackers hijacked the 2016 federal election through a simple phishing scam. Such attacks are alarmingly easy to design and deploy. Phishing, for example, requires only a single distracted click on a link in an email or text. Once the automated malware has gained a foothold, IT networks can be crippled in a matter of minutes. And that is just one of the many dangers lurking out there in cyber space.
If you are running a small business (or a little bit bigger, why not), one of the things to think about is the importance of securing your website. But apart from that, if you want to connect with your customers and provide them with the means to actually make a purchase (regardless whether it is a product or a service you are selling) or just make an inquiry, you must have a contact form on your website.
It’s Christmas season and the right time for you to decorate your WordPress powered website and wish the visitors happy holidays. There is more than one WordPress Christmas plugin, to help you quickly greet your blog readers Merry Christmas through an animated notification bar, falling snow, custom eCard, etc. These features can all be easily enabled/disabled from the chosen plugin dashboard to fit the intended message.
If you want to greet your website visitors innovatively, check out our selection of Christmas WordPress plugins and choose your favorite one.
Christmas is almost here closely followed by the New Year and you — along with everyone else on the planet — must be knee deep in preparations. Christmas trees and decorations, Santa Claus and reindeer, snowflakes and carols are all around us — ‘tis the season! So, if you want Christmas spirit to be reflected on your company website as well, there is an abundance of holiday WordPress themes you can choose from.
Today’s market has grown so much that all of us have gotten used to shopping from the comfort of our home – with just one click on the button. In order for shoppers to get the best experience possible, an e-commerce website needs to be able to connect hungry buyers with passionate sellers.
Some say that WordPress software in its basic form is quite bare, thus putting its users in the position to install a significant number of plugins to compensate for innate shortcomings. However, there is another way to look at things here: the creators of WordPress may not want to limit users by forcing their own likes and dislikes, but choose to give them us much room as possible for them to realize their own ideas of how their business website should look like and perform. Yet, with over 50,000 free official plugins in the registry, how do you choose the right ones for your business website?
In this modern era of technological progress and advancing IT resources, small businesses have gained an amazing opportunity to level the playing field with the bigwigs in their niche and their fiercest competitors. A florist from Small Town, Canada, now has a chance to sell her creative flower arrangements across the globe if she is so inclined. Using WordPress, Flora has created a website for the (potential) customers to see what she has to offer and how it can be done.
Aside from the fact that comments left by spammy users on your website or blog are annoying, they can also hurt the image of a brand or credibility of a blogger. However, there are ways to prevent spam in your comment section.
WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world not only because it’s free, but also because it’s an open source platform. Anyone with a little bit of skill is welcome to make improvements to the code, as well as tinker with available themes and plugins, and thus adjust them to their own needs and preferences. This is exactly what makes WordPress a great resource for building a website after your own heart. However, it’s also what makes it a security risk if not protected properly.