2014 was the year of the hack. More DDoS attacks, data breaches and hacking incidents than the online world had ever seen before.
Add to these the nude celebrity photos scandal and an international cyber sabotage episode involving a major Hollywood film studio, and you’ll soon realise why hacking received a lot of media attention last year.
In fact, according to a report released in December by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), 2014 saw 783 security breaches in the U.S. alone, which exposed over 85 million records.
And that’s just the breaches that were tracked! Who knows how many other security problems went unreported or, more worryingly, undetected?
That’s why as a website/business owner, you would be wise to expect much of the same this year and online security should be at the very forefront of your mind.
So if you’ve just bought a new website; are in the process of building one; or have an existing site that is already turning you a profit, you need to make sure it’s secure.