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Is Your Car Safer Than Your Website?

You wouldn’t want to drive a car that hadn’t been tested for safety issues, would you? Then why in the world of would you run an online business without the security benefits of vulnerability scanning? It’s important to realize that millions of hackers, taking advantage of more than 75,500 cyber security threats, are driving around out there just like drunk, cell-phone-using, make-up-fixing teenagers, just waiting to crash into and total your online business. In fact, the U.S. government, through the NVD (National Vulnerability Database), provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, reports that 1,564 CVEs (common vulnerabilities and exposures) were reported just in August of 2017 alone.*

Thankfully, there is a solution to these cyber security threats. Vulnerability scans are conducted by companies like industry leader Trust Guard in order to find weaknesses in computer systems so they can be remedied before hackers can exploit them. There are two types of these scans: the kind security companies conduct to protect your website, and the kind the bad guys use to harm it.

In other words, whether or not you’re scanning your website and server for vulnerabilities, you can be certain that the bad guys will be. The problem is that most websites on the internet are vulnerable. Which explains why more than 30,000 websites are hacked daily. In fact, more than 85% of the companies that decide to start scanning their websites with Trust Guard end up failing their very first scan. 

When it comes to cyber security, Trust Guard doesn’t mess around. They’re like reinforced steel, seat belts, and airbags all rolled into one for your online money-making vehicle. They use PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant scanning to help you protect your website against the internet’s hit-and-run villains who would love to watch your website crash and burn. 

*https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/full-listing/2017/8

Special thanks to Val Seegmiller for writing this article.

Aaron Brandley

I write, edit and create cool stuff for myself and others.

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