What is a Multi-Cloud Strategy? How to Mitigate Multi-Cloud Security Risks?

69% of enterprises are going to use a multi-cloud strategy by the year 2019, according to 451 Research. Still, few of them are aware of multi-cloud potential risks and ways to prevent them. In this article, you will learn what is multi-cloud and how to secure your business when working with multiple cloud providers. What is Multi-Cloud? Multi-cloud is the usage of many cloud computing services at the same time, often from various providers. While multi-cloud and hybrid cloud seem alike, there is a huge difference between them. Unlike in a hybrid cloud model, where public and private cloud environments […]

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The Best Web Hosting for WordPress

A common question for anyone who has just built their website is to figure out which web hosting service to use. The options in the market are endless. The conundrum is not only to pick the right web hosting company but also which web hosting package to purchase from the many types available within that company. This blog will focus on the best web hosting for WordPress in particular and will share all the information you need to make the right decision on your own by just asking a few questions. Why? As obvious as it may seem, making the […]

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Most Common WordPress Security Issues in 2018

WordPress is one of the most used Content Management Systems (CMS) in today’s day and age. Websites find it easier to not only navigate the system but also run their websites seamlessly with Managed WordPress Hosting as their chosen hosting. However, like every other system WordPress too is vulnerable and not completely secure when it comes to attacks. In this post, we’ll talk about the common WordPress security issues in 2018 and how to deal with them. Why is WordPress Security Important? Taking care of your website is of utmost importance as lack of security could mean trouble for your […]

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Drupal Fixes Flaw That Allows Hackers to Take Over Sites

This post aims to throw light on the recent flaws discovered in Drupal that exposed it to hackers. The Drupal CMS team has fixed a highly critical security flaw that allows hackers to take over a site just by accessing an URL. This means that Drupal site owners should immediately update their sites to Drupal 7.58 or Drupal 8.5.1, depending on the version they’re running. The Drupal team pre-announced the recent patches last week when it said “exploits might be developed within hours or days” after the disclosure. This security flaw is indeed a severe one, with the Drupal team […]

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A few tips on how to use SSH like a pro

What is SSH? SSH or Secure Shell is a powerful protocol to keep a computer network secure through strong encryption and authentication. Why use SSH? You might have multiple computers either at home or office and wish to perform the following functions : Copy/move files from one computer to another/server Remotely operate another computer’s account Move files from / to your web hosting server where your websites are hosted SSH keeps these network connections more secure than other protocols available such as Telnet, FTP and RCP and more specifically protects your network from attacks such as : DNS spoofing IP spoofing […]

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What Famous Hacks in History can teach you about Online Security

American activist Maggie Kuhn once said, “Well-aimed slingshots can topple giants.” In the case of reputable brands like Yahoo! and eBay, the slingshots were in the form of a well aimed cyber attack. And the results were devastating. Both brands lost the trust of loyal customers. Sales plummeted. Because of the breach, Yahoo! had to take a price cut on the original $4.8 billion sale of its core business to a major telecommunications company. eBay suffered a loss in revenue and activity after its data breach. And this happened because both brands didn’t keep their data as secure as they […]

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How To Secure Your Website on the Application & Server level

As a brand with an online presence, security is of top priority. Hackers are always looking for loopholes and ways to compromise the security of your site. So, how can you secure your website? So, there are two levels that you can lock-down your website on and those are application and server. Let’s discuss how you can secure your website on each level. 1. Security on Application level Update script regularly: One of the first steps to secure your website is to update the script you’ve installed. Additionally, your focus should be on ensuring that any released update is installed […]

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Drupal Security Best Practices with Modules

Drupal is a popular open-source content management system that powers over 1,000,000 worldwide including BBC Store. FOX, Al Jazeera, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Cisco, the NBA and the like. However, because of its popularity and wide use, hackers are always looking for vulnerabilities and therefore, Drupal security is crucial. In this article, I’ll put forth Drupal Security Best Practices with modules for this CMS. 1) Make sure your login is secure: Let’s start with the very first step. Login – the entry to your Drupal site and the first line of defense against hackers. So how do you secure your drupal […]

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