I actually personally met a successful business person this week (let’s call him Bill) who admittedly didn’t care if his network was breached, until I pointed out the dangers (and I’m sure there are more)
Since February 6, our shared hosting platform was under constant attack by malicious users intent on taking down our server. In the past two days, we suffered many hours of downtime as our team battled this issue.
In the world of web development, two Content Management Systems (CMS) are very popular: WordPress and Joomla. Both are so popular that they are common targets of hackers, and both have many known vulnerabilities. It is crucial to keep your WordPress and Joomla site updated with the latest patches as they are released by Joomla and WordPress. This prevents hackers from having easy access to your site.
At least most internet users are becoming more wary of phishing email messages. The attackers are countering by increasing the sophistication their attacks and by targeting them to the interests of specific individuals.
This topic became front-of-mind for me this week as I taught my seven and six-year-old sons how their own reputation is built over time.