Web Security • Feb 22, 2019
For the second year in a row, hacking activity reached a record high in 2017 with over 1,500 data breaches. This year, hackers are keeping up pace as the Identity Theft Resource Center has already reported 90 incidents as of April 1.
Data breaches have been in the forefront of public attention as major corporations like Facebook, Google and Equifax are under fire for having millions of customers’ personal information leaked or exposed. Also there are other less known breaches like Panara Bread, Sears, Kmart, Delta Air Lines, Best Buy, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor.
The companies listed above are all large corporations with massive security departments yet they are still susceptible to security and data breaches. So, how does this affect small and medium-size businesses?
I hear a lot of clients and friends of mine say, “Why would hackers target me, I’m not a well know corporations like Google or Facebook?”. The truth is that smaller businesses are just as likely, or even more likely to be hacked or breached. Below are just a few statistics that directly relate to small business security:
At the Van Curen Group we take security seriously. Every time we deploy a site our team takes a few extra steps to ensure our sites follow security best practices and that we’ve covered for all known vulnerabilities.
Steps for all Websites and Mobile Applications:
Extra Steps for Mobile and Web Applications:
Extra Steps for WordPress Sites: