You may not have noticed, but there are clear markers, specifically security symbols that let you know how safe it is to visit and use a site. The one you want to keep an eye out for is the Padlock icon before the name of the website that you are consulting in your browser. The Info or Dangerous symbols are the ones to avoid entirely. But how are they allocated? Why is a website deemed to be ‘secure’?
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” – Mike Tyson
Not an everyday occurrence, but certainly a reality experienced or heard of, and perhaps on-going within your organisation as you read this.
More than half of sites are built with a Content Management System. While WordPress is the most popular there are many CMS providers. Hackers are intelligent enough to find loopholes or bugs in any software system. Thus, they regularly try to attack the CMS, its data, and in turn your business.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin
“Everybody has to pay attention to the digital revolution.” David Bonderman
“Everything you can imagine is real.” Pablo Picasso
“Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.” Dean Kamen
“Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.” Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
“The world is one big data problem.” Andrew McAfee, MIT
“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” Bill Gates