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Website Security Solutions allow companies and consumers to engage in communications and commerce online with trust and confidence. With more than one and a half million web servers using our SSL certificates, an infrastructure that processes more than four and a half billion certificate checks daily, and a trust mark that is seen more than half a billion times a day in 170 countries, the Norton Secured seal is the most recognized symbol of trust on the Internet.

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    Created: Jeannie Warner 21 Jun 2013

    Website Security for National Small Business Week.

    This year’s National Small Business Week is upon us, with 50 years of energy behind it. The occasion is sponsored by the US Small Business Association, celebrating how small businesses are critical to an economy of growth and job creation. The most vital part of a smaller business is to sell what you produce, be it services or goods or a combination. As people turn to the web to find information, shop, and compare prices, it’s important to remember that at least 3 out of 5 of them will not actually buy anything, and are just visiting to look around and learn. There’s evidence from various polls and split testing that people tend to buy more when they feel secure about sharing financial information, which added to PCI compliance needs require a security solution appropriate for the business. Determining an appropriate website security solution is one of the challenges of smaller businesses. If...
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    Created: Belinda Charleson 21 Jun 2013

    Making Brick and Mortar more Digital

    Should you go mobile? Should you expand your retail business online? Should you build a website and do transactions? What does the Australian shopper want, really?  The universal truth is that the entire world is moving digital, and cell phone usage continues its rise. What add-ons are important? Is there more than one answer? We looked through an eConsultancy study  that asked some of these questions to learn about what people want, and how appropriate Website Security Solutions could help support them having it. How people buy: Yes, everyone knows people buy online. Additionally, many customers report that they are interested in being able to order online, and collect at the store. For simply using the internet as a route to market, one can piggy-back on the pre-existing online giants like to advertise products and move...
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    Created: Andy Horbury 17 Jun 2013

    SSL Accelerators – How SSL Acceleration Can Help Your Business | Symantec

    You know just what a boon SSL can be to your business when it comes to keeping your transactions safe, ensuring that your sensitive information – such as credit card numbers, social security numbers and login credentials – is transmitted securely. Not only is it required by the Payment Card Industry, but it’s good business practice to make sure your customers’ information is safe and secure in transactions with your site. Encryption has an impact on the load time, and a wise site owner will work to find the best possible implementation to minimize the effect. The impact of SSL in terms of speed and authentication is different from one environment to another. Factors include type and source of content, hardware and software tailored solutions such as outsourced transactions and through-put to traffic, whether and how the admin has preloaded pages. Additionally, with the...
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    Created: Jimmy Edge 14 Jun 2013

    Client Certificates vs. Server Certificates – What’s the Difference?

    Mention PKI or ‘Client Certificates’ to many people and it may well conjure up images of businesses busily protecting and completing their customers’ online transactions, yet such certificates are to be found throughout our daily lives, in any number of flavours; when we sign into a VPN; use a bank card at an ATM, or a card to gain access to a building; within Oyster public transport smart cards, used in central London. These digital certificates are even to be found in petrol pumps, the robots on car assembly lines and even in our passports. In Continental Europe and many so-called ‘emerging countries’, the use of client certificates  is particularly widespread, with governments issuing ID cards that have multiple uses, such as to pay local taxes, electricity bills and for drivers’ licenses. And the reason to see why is simple – client...
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    Created: Tom Powledge 10 Jun 2013

    E-Commerce sales to top $1.29 trillion: Is your small business website protected?

    Here’s a number worth thinking about: According to estimates by research firm eMarketer, Inc., global e-commerce sales are expected to grow 18.3 percent to $1.298 trillion this year (Source: eMarketer, Jan 2013). So, what does this mean for you? Every business, no matter the size, has an opportunity when it comes to e-commerce – it’s not just large retailers, though they do account for the biggest slice of the gigantic pie. As a small business you need to use the Web to attract, find, communicate, service and sell to your customers. It’s a cornerstone of staying competitive and essential if you’re keen to grow. It may seem simple to open an e-commerce business or add e-commerce to your website. But, many business owners rush in and don’t take the time to lay the proper groundwork before they go live. It...
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    Created: Tom Powledge 03 Jun 2013

    Symantec Achieves High Honors in Keeping the Internet Safe

    The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has news today, June 5. The OTA conducts an annual audit of a range of businesses, government agencies, and vendors. This audit looks at how each organization deals with the key points of importance to the OTA; domain, brand and consumer protection; site, server, and infrastructure security (including SSL certificate implementation); data protection, privacy, and transparency. They look at over 750 websites, including the 2013 Internet Retailer Top 500, leading financial institutions (certified FDIC), social networking sites, and OTA member companies like Symantec. The public can go to the OTA's website, look at their criteria, and see who the OTA recommends for practicing safe online activity in their Honor Roll. Inclusion isn't guaranteed, even for partner Certificate Authorities. Symantec Website...
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    Created: Andy Horbury 29 May 2013

    Web Security: Everything you Need to Know to Stay Safe

    Tightly targeted cyber-espionage attacks designed to steal intellectual property are hitting the manufacturing sector and small businesses with ever greater venom, with the latter, highly vulnerable, organisations the target of 31% of such attacks – a threefold increase on 2011. Meanwhile, targeted attacks overall have seen a massive 42% surge during 2012, compared to the previous year. These are just some of the worrying statistics revealed by Symantec in its forthcoming ‘Website Security Threat Report’. Why small businesses? Because they are seen as the path of least resistance. Cybercriminals are enticed by their bank account information, customer data and intellectual property – and the often...
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    Created: Brad 29 May 2013

    Sidejacking, Firesheep, and AOSSL

    HTTP session hijacking, better known as “sidejacking”, poses a major threat to all internet users. This is due to the common use of Wi-Fi networks, which are inherently unsecure, but also because of the wide-spread misplaced trust in the safety of internet use on phones and perceived secure connections. It has been demonstrated that wired networks are also not necessarily safe from sidejacking attempts and even your interactions in an App store can be at risk as well. If you are logging into Facebook using the open Wi-Fi network at your local watering hole, an individual with a simple tool such as Firesheep can gain access to your account, change your password, and then potentially take advantage of other programs linked to that account. These sidejacking attacks can be done without any programming knowledge and the problem isn’t simply limited to the unencrypted Wi-Fi networks we are...
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    Created: Belinda Charleson 21 May 2013

    It's National Cyber Security Awareness Week - here are a few tips

    It’s time to stop and take a moment to consider cyber security, says the Australian Government. Once a year, the government gets together in partnerships with industry, the community, and consumer organisations to help make people aware of basic steps they can and should do to protect their personal and financial information. This year’s theme on their Website is “Our Shared Responsibility”. I encourage you all to go out and look at their website, where they help distill a lot of activities down to the basic 10. (With commentary by me.) Install and update your security software and set it to scan regularly. If you’re broke, there are free A/V options from Microsoft, AVG, and Avast. Install one of these at minimum! Then as soon as you can, upgrade to a top-rated A/V like Norton. Turn on...
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    Created: Andy Horbury 20 May 2013

    A solid foundation for public sector security.

    The public sector has a somewhat mixed record when it comes to staving off security breaches within its walls. In the UK, for example, the hugely embarrassing data losses at HMRC (Inland Revenue/Taxation services) – when the personal details of 25 million people were heavily compromised, due to what were described as "serious institutional deficiencies" – still linger in the mind a few years down the line. On the plus side, the UK government has been heavily engaged in getting its own house in order, identifying information security as a key priority for 2013 and beyond. In recent months, new initiatives to address growing cyber security threats have been announced, with a cyber security ‘fusion cell’ established for cross-sector threat information sharing. The intention is to put government, industry and information security analysts side-by-side for the first time. The analysts will be joined by members of intelligence agencies,...