Every organization should have adequate domain security and has a responsibility to ensure cybersecurity to protect data on their website. Website security has recently been weighed against the performances of U.S. Presidential campaigns. The areas audited, to determine who could qualify for the “Honor Roll,” were online data security, consumer protection, and responsible privacy practices. Every business website could ultimately be held accountable for these areas of security in the event a data breach occurs.
How Did the Campaign Websites Do on Domain Security?
According to the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), 70% of the campaign websites that were reviewed failed to measure up in key areas of security. The best security practices for safeguarding visitor information were utilized by 30%, or a total of 7, of the campaigns. They were the only websites to earn “Honor Roll” status. Data on the Internet is stolen, collected, analyzed, and sold by cybercriminals because it has high value. Visitors on a website should not have to suffer negative consequences because of a lack of domain security or data protection on a site they trusted.
Tips to Ensure Domain Security of Your Website
Cybersecurity is a multi-layered undertaking. The following are a few ways to ensure domain security and protect visitors on your website:
- Use proven tactics for securing passwords such as two-factor authentication (2FA).
- Take steps to ensure IP address access protection.
- Be sure to set up a domain lock or registry lock.
- Choose a domain provider offering up-to-date security functions.
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Law firms have been behind all other industries in moving data to the cloud because of the sensitive nature of their business and their data. The convenience of the cloud can be of tremendous benefit to legal firms, but two security risks put into doubt the wisdom of making the leap. Those threats are the potential for a data breach by an unauthorized third party and accidental release of sensitive data by the error or carelessness of authorized individuals. Managed service providers (MSPs) provide the solutions law offices are looking for.
Major Data Security Concerns Legal Firms Share
Maintaining sensitive files in a locked file cabinet is obviously less risky than conducting business over the worldwide web. But lawyers are put at a disadvantage by not having cloud capabilities. The following are a few of the challenges:
- Digital storage in-house and in the cloud puts information at risk, but 24/7 access to data is invaluable.
- Cybercrime continues to rise. It is necessary to have a continuous focus on cyber threats in order to avoid a devastating loss of data or exposure of sensitive information.
- Many law firms branch out across the country and in locations around the world, creating a large IT network that’s more difficult to secure and manage.
Managed Service Provider (MSP) Solutions
Legal firms can more confidently take advantage of the benefits of the cloud with a managed service provider handling managed IT services. Benefits follow:
- Security is updated as new technologies and updates become available, helping managed service providers and their clients stay ahead of cybercriminals
- For any business to survive disruption, a business continuity plan is essential. MSPs specialize in data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning and services.
- It makes sense to entrust IT management and security to managed service providers, who offer valuable technology upgrades for a fraction of the cost as well as 24/7 data and IT infrastructure monitoring and an IT staff with great depth of expertise.
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