The Truth About DDoS Attacks

It starts with a bit of unusual traffic – a surge of access requests from seemingly-unrelated IPs. Slowly but surely, your servers are overwhelmed. Your network-facing infrastructure starts slowing down, until it eventually grinds to a halt altogether. With a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, you realize what this means. You have […]

Worst Case Scenario: Here’s What Can Happen If You Fail To Maintain A Backup

Recently, a community site known as Myth Weavers suffered a catastrophic database failure. The site, which stores information for a variety of different board games, is – or perhaps I should say, was – widely-used in the tabletop community. Unfortunately, earlier this month, a routine prune by the site’s administrator went horribly wrong.

How to Improve Data Privacy Know-How & Secure Your Business

Employers are, in many situations, required to teach their employees about good data security and data privacy practices – especially in regulated industries. This does not, however, mean that they do so effectively. But they should. A large percentage of corporate data breaches are caused by non-malicious employee errors. They are caused by mistakes which, […]

Cyber Security Lessons You Need to Remember

There’s nothing scarier than losing your identity or finding out all of your critical data is gone – that’s why there is an entire month celebrating online security. This October is the 13th National Cyber Security Awareness Month – an event hosted by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance encouraging […]

How To Tell If You Have Been Hacked Using Scanners, Tools, Website Monitoring, & More

“Your website has been hacked.” Site owners take great pains to avoid having to hear those words, but their efforts don’t always keep them from coming. Hackers are resourceful. They’re constantly changing the way they try to penetrate secure accounts and WordPress websites — and they’ll keep trying until they’re successful. Most WordPress users take […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Web Hosting Provider

It’s a Monday like any other Monday – at least that’s how it starts. But at 11 AM, just as you’re finishing your third cup of coffee, your office phone lights up like a Saturday night in Vegas. Your inbox spits out new emails so quickly that you can’t read the subject line of one […]