There are over 1 billion websites in the world.
There are about 380 million websites in the U.S.
About 30,000 websites are infected with some type of malware daily.
73% of Americans fall victim to some type of cybercrime.
40 million Americans lose information annually due to business hacking.
WordPress powers about 25% of all the world’s website. WordPress hacks are also the most common
It only takes about 10 minutes to crack a lowercase password that is 6 characters long.
Creating websites has been a joy of mine for the past 20+ years. Ever since I created the first website for Carey Paul Ford, a local Ford dealership here in Atlanta GA. I then went on to create websites for multiple car dealerships who saw the Internet as a tool to sell their vehicles and market their automotive services.
The Internet was so new to the world that most businesses were not even concerned about the security of their computers let alone how to keep their website secure. Most small to medium-sized businesses didn’t even have websites at all. Back then websites were not a need but a want.
Fast forward to today. Websites are now needed in order to help run almost all businesses. If your business does not have a website you might find it very difficult to even start a business. Businesses like Amazon, NetFlix, and Google don’t have a storefront location in order to sell their products and services. If their website went down they would lose millions of dollars per day.
In 2013 the Yahoo search engine website was hacked. By October 2017, Yahoo admitted that all 3 billion user accounts had been compromised. This means that hackers stole names, dates of birth, email addresses, and passwords. It is the largest data breach in history as of today.
2017 was also the year Google implemented there plan to expose websites there were not secure with at least an SSL certificate. Since October 2017 Chrome is now showing the “Not secure” warning in two additional situations: when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.
Not only will this warning prevent some potential customers from entering your website but it will also slow down the process for your website pages to get indexed from Google Search.
This warning will also allow Google the ability to blacklist your website if it thinks it imposes a threat to the potential viewer.
Most website hosting companies are now selling plans that have SSL certificates included. If your website is still not secure your best bet is to call, text or chat with us so we can help you today.
We look forward to serving you.
Jeffrey Alexander Brathwaite, aka “JB”
Website Security Specialist, Hosting Consultant, Speaker and Trainer
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