WordPress Security Best Practices for 2018

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Lock against code - WordPress security steps to take in 2018

Statistics garnered from analysis of tens of thousands of WordPress sites within the Alexa top 1 million suggest why hackers often choose WordPress to attack. Incredibly, the study from WP WhiteSecurity found that 70% of installations are vulnerable to hacking. The researchers looked at the WordPress installation status and behavior of these WordPress sites in… Read more »

Why Security is a Top Priority for Ecommerce

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With growth of malware and ransomware, security is a top priority.

It is easy to develop blind spots in our thinking, particularly toward things that we see often, as if they become invisible to us after so much repetition. For instance, we may read so much about cyberattacks and how important security is that it may make it more difficult to logically consider the topic and… Read more »

Hybrid Cloud: How to Designate Public and Private Workloads

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cloud infrastructure - deciding what to put in the public and private components

Public, private, and hybrid are the three primary forms of cloud in use by organizations. As its name suggests, hybrid is a blend of the private and public models. A company with a hybrid cloud is able to choose the public or private setting for each given scenario. Michael Moore notes that companies will typically… Read more »

How to Lower Shopping Cart Abandonment

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The ecommerce process -- reducing your shopping cart abandonment with a few simple strategies

Shopping cart abandonment is one of the biggest ongoing concerns of ecommerce companies. After all, you don’t want to expend energy and resources to attract visitors to your site only to lose them halfway through the buying process. Unfortunately for owners and managers of online stores, there is actually a higher likelihood that someone will… Read more »

7 Steps to a HIPAA-Compliant Risk Analysis

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HIPAA risk analysis - steps to achieve - doctor on laptop

As you consider your risk analysis and efforts to keep it HIPAA-compliant, it is helpful to understand that the notion of risk is inherently context-based. Whenever you think about risk, initial questions to ask yourself are: What asset am I attempting to protect? What are potential threats? What must be defended? How substantial is the… Read more »

What the GDPR Means for Global Business

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data eminating outward from the individual, the key concern of the General Data Protection Regulation from the European Union

Bolstered consumer consent. The “right to be forgotten.” 72-hour breach reporting. Hefty fine schedules. These aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation from the European Union are now in effect, as of May 25, 2018. As the most significant change to data security law in Europe in two decades, this new set of rules is… Read more »

GDPR Has Launched – 7 Steps to Compliance

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Juggling security to protect sensitive customer data - GDPR compliance steps - General Data Protection Regulation

While there are borders between nations, the world is integrally connected. That is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the marketplace of the Internet. The interconnection that the Web allows also means that security is a huge priority, since no one wants anyone who is unauthorized accessing their confidential data. Sometimes legislation will be passed… Read more »

SLA: Key Standard Components and FAQ

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service level agreement - signing to agree to terms

The service level agreement (SLA) can help you to evaluate potential service providers. This document is important both because it establishes what kinds of services are included and the quality parameters with which they must be performed. The SLA also notes what the fixes or next steps are when a provider does not succeed in… Read more »

8 Common Mistakes When Migrating to Cloud

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geese making a cloud migration much as your apps and infrastructure do

Cloud hosting, also known as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), is on the rise. The broader segment of cloud infrastructure and services expanded by almost a quarter between 2016 and 2017, per a report released by Synergy Research Group. While software-as-a-service (SaaS) increased at a 31 percent rate, the combined area of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and… Read more »

How to Increase Your Ecommerce Conversion Rate

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ecommerce conversion -- how to improve your conversion rate

Global retail ecommerce revenue grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.8% in 2017 to reach $2.304 trillion, according to figures from eMarketer. The analysis determined that 58.9% of sales came through mobile devices, underscoring the increasing importance of mcommerce to online efforts. Overall retail sales increased at a significantly slower rate, 5.8%,… Read more »