Everybody’s heard of hackers. These cyber crooks can infiltrate network security systems and steal valuable corporate data, as well as funds.
But incredibly, many businesses overlook website security altogether.
Between 2013 and 2014, the FBI revealed that hackers stole a mind-boggling 519 million financial records from the companies in the U.S. alone.
Unsurprisingly, the scale of these online financial thefts is causing considerable problems to businesses globally. Cybercrime has disrupted the global economy, costing the global community more than $445 billion.
Massive hacks are making headline news
Recently, there has been a spate of high-profile data breaches originating from major corporations. These include the theft of usernames and passwords from Gmail and Facebook users and financial data from Heartland Payment Systems.
As a result, concerned companies operating online are working hard to secure their websites and protect sensitive user information. These companies are using tools like web vulnerability scanners and penetration testers to secure their sites.
There is no doubt that a data breach puts both businesses and their customers at risk. But it can damage a company’s reputation and credibility too.
Your customers will no longer trust your business to handle their sensitive data. At the same time, potential customers or clients will think twice before working with your organization.
Help is at hand
Gold Security has launched a brand-new blog. It’s packed with informative articles, blog posts, and the latest updates from the online security industry.
Read our blog to learn more about modern web security concepts and how we defend our clients’ websites from even the most advanced hackers.