Category Archives: Security

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Did you know that October was National Cybersecurity Awareness month? Since 2004, various organizations in the United States (including Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance) use the month of October to reach out to personal users as well as the private and public business sectors to highlight the latest tips and … Continue reading October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Don’t be a Victim of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Cybersquatting is generally defined as registering a domain name that is confusingly similar to a trademark. For example, if someone other than the soft drink maker registered Pepsi.com, that would be cybersquatting. In a previous post, we explain the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This is a simple dispute process in which a … Continue reading Don’t be a Victim of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Brand

You spend time crafting the perfect blog posts. You hire top-notch graphic designers to create your website and logo. You put your best work out there in ebooks or photography or original artwork. And then it happens: someone has plagiarized your words, republished your content as their own, or used your artwork and designs on … Continue reading Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Brand

Why You Should Care About Online Privacy

Data breaches and violations of our privacy seem to be a daily occurrence. From Edward Snowden’s bombshell that the American government tracks its citizens to Cambridge Analytica collecting Facebook data from millions of people to allegedly influence the 2016 US presidential election, it’s clear that a lot of our personal information is out there. And … Continue reading Why You Should Care About Online Privacy

Why You Need Premium DNS for a More Secure Site

If you’ve spent time building your online presence, you’ve probably come across the letters “DNS” a few times. It’s another one of those three-letter tech terms (like SSL, SEO, ISP, AOL, etc.) you see here and there and perhaps ignore, especially if you’re not very tech-savvy. DNS stands for Domain Name Service and is an … Continue reading Why You Need Premium DNS for a More Secure Site

Google is Changing How it Treats SSL

Google has been on a mission recently to get websites to adopt SSL. You may recognize sites with SSL certificates: they’re the ones that start with https:// instead of http://. When a site uses SSL, information that’s passed to that site’s server remains private. To incentivize website owners to adopt SSL, Google has done two … Continue reading Google is Changing How it Treats SSL

How to Protect Your Personal Data with WhoisGuard

In our previous posts, we’ve discussed using WhoisGuard to protect your identity and reasons why privacy is important. If you’re still not sure whether or not you need WhoisGuard privacy protection on your domain, this post will show you just how easy it is to put it in place—and hopefully convince you to make it … Continue reading How to Protect Your Personal Data with WhoisGuard

Why You Need SSL Security for Your Website

If your website is vital for your business, SSL protection is vital for your website. It’s that simple. SSL certificates protect a huge amount of traffic on the internet. According to Google: SSLs protect over 68% of Chrome browser traffic on Android and Windows devices; SSLs protect over 78% of traffic on Chrome and Mac … Continue reading Why You Need SSL Security for Your Website