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PCI Compliance Scans and Small Business Gripes

Author: ; Published: Jul 20, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; 5 Comments

Just as more government regulations tend to strangle a small business to death (worse case) or slow its growth (best case), so goes for PCI Compliance standards which add little to no practical value to security.

Making WordPress more secure

Author: ; Published: Jul 2, 2012; Category: Security, WordPress; Tags: , ; 2 Comments

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Let me share steps you can take to make your WordPress site more secure against hackers.

Find the hacker

Author: ; Published: Jun 29, 2012; Category: Managed Services, Security, Small Business; Tags: ; 2 Comments

Sharing some tips on tracking down vulnerable web sites whose 1st impression looks safe.

DDoS and the SMB Hosting Provider

Author: ; Published: Jun 15, 2012; Category: Managed Services, Security; Tags: ; 4 Comments

Sharing an experience and tips of tracking down a site under DDoS on a server in Europe for a customer in Spain.

Can you find high value web hosting?

Author: ; Published: Jun 14, 2012; Category: Customer Support, Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, Small Business, WordPress; Tags: , , , ; No Comments

Quality hosting is probably harder to sell than the design services, which are more up front and obvious.

Web site design is very visual. Designers can white board, story board, and show you successful sites they have created in the past.

What can a web hosting company show you, visually, that they are unique as well as the being the company for you?

What do I need from Dynamic Net to be PCI Compliant

Author: ; Published: Jun 11, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; No Comments

What are the services you need from Dynamic Net, Inc. once you’ve made the decision you want to have a fully integrated (i.e. the customer never leaves your web site) PCI Compliant hosting experience?

Maybe you’ve been one of our customers for years, and need to be PCI compliant for your eCommerce offerings. Maybe you’ve read Revealing the process of becoming PCI Compliant, and decided you want care from a provider with high integrity as well as great security. Either way, you want to know the minimum requirements you need from us in order to get off the ground and become PCI Compliant.

LinkedIn 6.46 million leaked

Author: ; Published: Jun 6, 2012; Category: Security; Tags: ; One Comment

If you use LinkedIn (or have in the past, and never cancelled your account), change your passwords to be secure. Please make sure your password for Linkedn is unique; and go to the LinkedIn account settings page directly (do not use a ink from an email or another web page). The latest tweet from LinkedIN…

WordFence Security – K.I.S.S. approach to WordPress Security

Author: ; Published: Jun 4, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Security, WordPress; Tags: , ; 9 Comments

Over the past 17 years, I’ve found security can often be like a full squadron of obtrusive bouncers who make you want to leave before you get within 50 yards of the door.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a WordPress security plugin which was more like Dalton (Patrick Swayze) in RoadHouse who worked to have bouncers be as inconspicuous as possible; only coming out when needed, and only using what force was necessary to get the job done?

Sucuri Malware Labs and Linux Firewalls

Author: ; Published: May 31, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Managed Services, Security; Tags: ; No Comments

Daniel Cid and the Sucuri Malware Labs team do a great job at providing lists of IP addresses that can cause trouble.

Let me share with you a method to turn what they provide into a software firewall block list.

Your site is hacked, now what?

Author: ; Published: May 14, 2012; Category: Security, Small Business, WordPress; Tags: , ; 11 Comments

For almost seventeen years now, we’ve been helping individuals as well as hosting providers with hacker clean up.

Please allow me to share with you some of that experience in terms of what you should do should you find your site is hacked.

Managed Hosting – What are they managing?

Author: ; Published: May 7, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Managed Services, PCI Compliance, Reseller Hosting, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; No Comments

Are you being lulled into believing you are on a managed server when you rent your server from the likes of Rackspace.com and other data centers stating they are offering managed servers?

What does it really mean when a data center provider states they offer managed servers?

Revealing the process of becoming PCI Compliant

Author: ; Published: Apr 30, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; No Comments

If you want to accept credit cards online, then you need to be PCI Compliant, whether your business is brand new, or your business been established for centuries.

Over the years, we’ve helped various business owners and managers to become PCI Compliant.

To those who have not gone through the PCI Compliance process, the road to having their first PCI Compliance certificate can look long, hard, and daunting.

This article is meant to take away the sting, especially for first time business owners and managers, by revealing the process of becoming PCI Compliant.