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Increase Your Site's Security and Avoid Downtime with Dropsuite (https://goo.gl/rQT63w)

You've likely heard us say that your #business website is one of the most important commodities you have. You've also likely heard us say it should be protected at all costs.

It's a big reason why #Dropsuite exists actually - to help businesses stay in business by avoiding partial or total loss of irreplaceable business data, such as your website.

And with all the cybersecurity exploits and threats that face websites in today's world, you can imagine we're quite busy. But not too busy to share some tips and insight into some of the most common website threats and what to do about them!

Here's one of our top seven:

"*Malware:* Malware is menacing software that is intended to damage or disable websites and computer systems. 30,000 websites get hacked every day according to the Sophos Security Threat Report. And 71% of data breaches occur in businesses with less than 100 employees claims Verizon Enterprise. Sucuri Security says that approximately 20,000 websites a week are blacklisted by Google for malware. If Google or other search engines detect malware on your website, your visitors might see a warning saying "This site may harm your computer" and your customers could be prevented from visiting or transacting on your website. This could result in revenue loss for your business. At the least, be blacklisted can damage your reputation."

Click here to read more: https://goo.gl/rQT63w

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How to Make Sure Your E-Commerce Site is Safe and Securely Backed Up (https://goo.gl/728HK8)

To say that your #website is important to your business is a gross understatement. Whether you're a graphics designer or an electrician, your business site is often the first impression you make on potential customers and clients.

However, if you sell your wares online and you operate an #ecommerce site, then yours is more important than others and it can be truly disastrous if your website is attacked and taken down. Thankfully, we have you covered as We take a look at five core pillars that every e-commerce site should have standing when it comes to website security. Such as:

"BACKUP: When you start writing a Word document and you are 100 words in, what do you instinctively do? You save it. That's because we've all been there; two pages in and then tragedy strikes! The Blue Screen of Death on Windows or the endless spinning rainbow on a Mac. Whether you are coding a website or doing some design work, busy professionals have learned the importance of backing everything up, repeatedly and rigorously."

"Here are some tips. Start from a safe, secure and redundant place. That way, no matter what happens, your most important assets -- your data -- and the most valuable thing you own -- your time -- are not wasted when your computer malfunctions."

Click here to read the rest: https://goo.gl/728HK8

#backup #cybersecurity #dropsuite
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Don't Let Website Downtime Kill Your Business (https://goo.gl/7Bv4xd)

You have a lot to think about as a #business owner. The bigger your company becomes and the higher your position, you may have to deal with major problems more often than you like.

One such major problem is having your website go down.

Exactly how bad the downtime is for your business depends on your business type, understandably. If you're a plumber in rural Montana who has a single page website with just a scant bit of information, an hour of downtime probably won't cost you too much.

But if you're even a medium-sized e-commerce site and your site goes down for an hour during peak sales time, you could be looking at thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

A formula #Dropsuite has seen often to calculate the true cost of downtime is something along the lines of:

"Approximate Lost Revenue + Lost Employee Productivity + Cost to Recover and/or Repair the Site + Other Costs (damage to reputation, etc.) = Downtime Cost"

But you don't need to worry about that formula if you can avoid downtime in the first place! While nothing is 100%, we've outlined three basic steps you can take to make yourself safe from cyber criminals, whose attacks can lead to serious downtime.

Check them out here via this infographic we created: https://goo.gl/7Bv4xd

#404error #smallbusiness #website
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Website Downtime Can Be Disastrous - Avoid It with These Three Tips (https://goo.gl/7Bv4xd)

You don't have to be a #business or website expert to know that when your business website is down and unreachable by the public, it's bad. Really bad.

Exactly how bad the downtime is depends on your business type, understandably. If you're a plumber in rural Montana who has a single page website with just a scant bit of information, an hour of downtime probably won't cost you too much.

But if you're even a medium sized e-commerce site and your site goes down for an hour during peak sales time, you could be looking at thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

A formula #Dropsuite has seen often to calculate the true cost of downtime is something along the lines of:

Approximate Lost Revenue + Lost Employee Productivity + Cost to Recover and/or Repair the Site + Other Costs (damage to reputation, etc.) = Downtime Cost

But you don't need to worry about that formula if you can avoid downtime in the first place! While nothing is 100%, we've outlined three basic steps you can take to make yourself safe from cyber criminals, whose attacks can lead to serious downtime.

Check them out here via this infographic we created: https://goo.gl/7Bv4xd

#website #cybersecurity #internet
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Helping You Understand the Risks Involved If Your Business Website Isn't Backed Up (https://goo.gl/14jcLX)

We're going to go out on a limb and say that in principle, most everyone knows that it's probably better to have your business #website securely and safely backed up than not. We're also going to assume that when it comes to the topic of backing up a website, it's one that few business owners understand not only how it actually works, but what the financial consequences of avoiding it are.

Many small and medium business (SMB) owners actually think that many of the issues that might take down a website won't affect them because they're too small to be a target.

Spoiler alert - that's not the case. #Dropsuite takes a look at that and other myths of backing up websites, as well as examining the disastrous cost of having your site be down, even for a short amount of time:

"It's a well-known fact that SMBs and other website owners need protection against outages and lost data associated with catastrophic events that can take down their websites. Threats such hacking, malware infections, blacklisting, theft, and system crashes are real. But how common are these threats? What's the impact to a business? And what can be done to safeguard SMBs? Demystifying Website Backup Risk, sponsored by Dropsuite, created this infographic to showcase the risks that businesses face in a visually-appealing way."

Click here to read the full article and accompanying infographic: https://goo.gl/14jcLX

#infographic #cybersecurity #business
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Dropsuite Offers Simply BETTER Backup for Your Business Website (https://goo.gl/8kS48B)

We're going to go out on a limb and guess that you probably have looked at the #website for the company you work for at least once today. If you're in the marketing or IT departments, you've probably looked at it several times since your lunch break.

The next time you visit your business website, stop and think for a moment how much time, money, and hard work went into making it. Now, think about how catastrophic it would be if you lost all of the data contained on your website due to a natural disaster, employee error, ransomware, or something else.

It's a scary thought for sure. Thankfully, #Dropsuite has introduced Dropsuite Website Backup to give you true peace of mind:

"Dropsuite Website Backup is a cloud-based website and database backup and monitoring service that website owners can use to securely backup, recover and protect their website data. This solution is extensively used for scheduling automatic backups, monitoring website availability and performance, and restore lost or corrupted data in a single click. Dropsuite Website Backup integrates well with most reseller control panels like CPanel, WHMCS, OSA and Plesk."

Click here to learn more and how to get protected today: https://goo.gl/8kS48B

#business #cybersecurity #backup
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You Know Website Downtime Is Bad...Here's How to Avoid It (https://goo.gl/idd71S)

Avoiding disaster is one of the main priorities for a #business owner. There are so many things to worry about and so many tasks to complete, sometimes it can just boil down to making sure you steer clear of major problems.

One such major problem is having your website go down.

Exactly how bad the downtime is for your business depends on your business type, understandably. If you're a plumber in rural Montana who has a single page website with just a scant bit of information, an hour of downtime probably won't cost you too much.

But if you're even a medium-sized e-commerce site and your site goes down for an hour during peak sales time, you could be looking at thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

A formula #Dropsuite has seen often to calculate the true cost of downtime is something along the lines of:

Approximate Lost Revenue + Lost Employee Productivity + Cost to Recover and/or Repair the Site + Other Costs (damage to reputation, etc.) = Downtime Cost

But you don't need to worry about that formula if you can avoid downtime in the first place! While nothing is 100%, we've outlined three basic steps you can take to make yourself safe from cyber criminals, whose attacks can lead to serious downtime.

Check them out here via this infographic we created: https://goo.gl/idd71S

#cybersecurity #smallbusiness #website
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Don't Let Your Website (and Your Overall Brand) Fall Victim to Downtime (https://goo.gl/rQT63w)

Picture this - you have a potential customer who heard about your products or services from a friend who's said great things. They fire up their browser and head to your site, only to find an error message that the site cannot be reached.

They browse to a few more sites to make sure it's not their connection. After loading up every other site successfully, they go back to your page, but to their disappointment, it's still down.

How likely do you think they are to give your #business another shot? Not likely at all...and that would only be for one customer. Imagine this scenario playing out hundreds, possibly even thousands of times depending on how long your site is down.

It's a disaster, not only for the hard dollars in lost revenue but also for the perception of your brand. You certainly want to avoid downtime at any cost, which is why #Dropsuite has put together seven tips to help avoid it, including this one regarding how to handle security measures for former employees:

"Disgruntled employees are increasingly e-sabotaging businesses around the globe - and the next victim could be you. With as little as an outdated username and password, an unhappy worker or former employee can take down your website and/or steal critical company data. According to a survey by Intermedia and Osterman Research, 89% of ex-employees still have access to their company applications for an extended period of time post-departure. If one of those applications was your web server, your entire website would be at risk for data theft or sabotage."

Click here to read the other six: https://goo.gl/rQT63w

#website #cybersecurity #branding
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The Top Five Elements of Strong E-Commerce Security (https://goo.gl/728HK8)

When it comes to #ecommerce there is one name above all others that people think of - +Amazon.com

And when you consider that they account for almost half of all online purchases here in the U.S. (with many predicting they'll cross the 50% threshold in the next 5-10 years), it makes sense that they're top of mind.

But you don't have to be the juggernaut that is Amazon to have a successful online business. You do, however, need to have strong security for your e-commerce site or you likely won't be around long enough to build any momentum.

Thankfully, +Dropsuite has you covered. We take a look at five core pillars that every e-commerce site should have standing when it comes to website security. One that we'll talk about here is encryption:

"If you hadn't heard of encryption much in the past, it's guaranteed that you have heard of it more recently in the news. From Edward Snowden to Apple and the FBI, encryption is in the news. When talking about your e-commerce website and your data -- and even more so, your customers' data -- encryption is your friend. It is what allows us to send private information, like card data or client identifiers across the web without anyone else seeing it in transit while it's being sent."

"Encryption should happen anytime details are being entered into a form (live chat, order forms, logging into a customer account, etc). More often than not -- and it's a bit worrisome really -- most online retailers only encrypt data AFTER the login details have been entered. Using an SSL after user authentication is like locking the door but leaving the key hanging outside after you go in. So encrypt in front of the login too."

Click here to learn about the other four: https://goo.gl/728HK8

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Video: +Dropsuite and Our Website Backup for SMBs (https://goo.gl/J3lXGn)

We've talked a lot here about #cybersecurity related issues, especially the importance of regularly backing up your business data...which makes sense, given we're a backup company.

But no matter how many posts we create, no matter how many great images and infographics we use to accompany them, and no matter how many third-party news articles we link to that all talk about how important it is to back your data up, sometimes a well-made video can say more than words.

This video explains why backing up your business website is so important, especially in today's cybersecurity climate. And why is #dropsuite such a smart choice to trust your backup to?

"backup process if data cannot be restored. In restore, the important points are RPOs and RTOs. With our scheduled backup, you will be able to recover your website to the last scheduled backup. With our cloud-based RTO backup, website data recovery is a breeze. All that is needed is to login to your Dropmysite dashboard, select the files you want restored or the entire backup set, and click on restore. There are no more requirements to log a change request with your hosting provider, have them call you back to finalize the data and then start the restore. You have full control of your backup and recovery process, which will speed up the recovery time."

Watch the full video here: https://goo.gl/J3lXGn

#video #backup #website #business #SMB
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