The Digital Wild West
As a place where you can start anything, be anything, and do anything, the web has cast of characters straight out of a Western. With pioneers and settlers, bandits and vigilantes, and outlaws and sheriffs, it’s got it all. But are you prepared for the Digital Wild West?
Naturally, many Internet users are outgunned right when they are getting started. That initial push – to set up an ecommerce shop, establish a brand, or simply engage in self-expression – inadvertently creates vulnerabilities. Ones that can be exploited by predators. From automated networks of hacked computers to credit card numbers stolen in real time, unsuspecting users remain the most lucrative target.
What We Do
As most of you already know, we at Media Temple take security very seriously. Our dedicated InfoSec and Abuse teams ensure our own networks, systems, and hosting solutions are as secure as possible so you and your website(s) are as secure as possible. We monitor for hacked customers, spam sources, phishing sites, or any other “bad actors” in our customer networks, among other services. When our scanners find something, our customers know about it instantly so they can quickly clean up the issue and protect their assets.
What We Can Do, Together.
More times than not, hacked customers are unaware they have been compromised. Hackers are crafty, designing stealth scripts that fly just low enough to avoid easy detection.
But we have good news. Here is how we can help you protect your site (and your visitors):
First, a word of advice: Harden your WordPress and PhP settings by establishing a strong password (change it often) and implementing an aggressive backup strategy.
If you are not sure how to hunt for malicious activity, harden your server, or recover from a compromise, or are encountering tougher issues, you might want to check out the extensive resources in our Knowledge Base.
If you need help, our CloudTech team can provide one-off assistance for compromised sites via our on-demand Malware and Web Blacklist Removal service.
Finally, if you want proactive security monitoring and auditing that includes cleanup services in the event you are, indeed, compromised, we can help – check out our CloudTech Security Pack.
In the Digital Wild West, don’t wait for a vigilante or a lone sheriff to save you from the hackers and spammers of the world. We have you covered. Together, we can make the web, and your site(s), a safer and better place for all.
Our Knowledge Base Editor Tommy Pedrini contributed to this blog post.