Your website is your brand, your storefront, and often your first contact with customers. If it’s not safe and secure, your critical business relationships can be compromised. The threats can come in many forms – infecting a website with malware in order to spread that malware to site visitors, stealing customer information, like names and email addresses, stealing credit card and other transaction information, and even hijacking or crashing the site.
A single security breach could be the death of a small business. Even if a security breach at a small business website doesn’t trigger a data breach, it can still have a huge impact on customer trust if customers find out about it.
An unprotected website is a security risk to customers, other businesses, and anyone that visits your website. It allows for the spread and escalation of malware, attacks on other websites, and even attacks on the user devices of your visitors. In many of these attacks, hackers will try to harness the combined power of thousands of computers and sites to launch this attacks, and often the attacks do not lead directly back to the hackers.
[bctt tweet=”Always be protected! A single security breach could be the death of your practice.” username=”md_sites”]
2017 was the year of hacks. Bombshell hacks were revealed one after another in 2017, from an Equifax breach that compromised almost half the country to global ransom campaigns that cost companies millions of dollars. And there’s more to come. Malware infections such as WannaCry, NotPetya and Bad Rabbit were just the beginning. More hacks that will lock site owners from their site and hold user files for ransom are gaining popularity with cyber-criminals.
At MDSITE.co our websites are constantly maintained, updated and scanned daily so that site owners have one less worry.