Hackers are getting better and faster and yet customers are seemingly less cautious.
Ogden, Utah (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
Trust Guard Co-Founder Dave Brandley voices concerns for the increase in serious security threats in a recent interview. “Reports indicate that the Internet is increasingly unsafe, hackers are getting better and faster and yet customers are seemingly less cautious. It’s our responsibility as a website security company to help business owners as well as the public understand growing security issues. Experts such as Dr. Farshid Delgosha are warning people, and hopefully they’ll start to listen.”
Dr. Delgosha, a professor at the New York Institute of Technology, was interviewed recently by WebProNews reporter Abby Johnson in reference to cyber attacks he said that he believes the increase is “... Consumers have become overly confident on the Internet.” Dr. Delgosha also said in the WebProNew interview that “Social networks are, in part, to blame for this trend since they create a comfortable, fun environment for consumers to share information.”
Brandley holds business owners and consumers responsible for website security. “It’s the responsibility of business owners to protect their customers. I don’t know why someone would choose not to. We have proof that additional protection increases sales conversion. We also know that lacking protection can end in bankruptcy. It’s a win-win situation”. He also added that while business owners should be protecting their website, it doesn’t mean that consumers should assume they are doing it. “Consumers need to take responsibility for their own safety. They should be educated on website security and know what to look for to be sure a website is really safe, like knowing the difference between a SSL Certificate, and a PCI Certification scan.”
“Statistics tell us the Internet is not safe,” said Brandley. “Eighty-percent of websites we scan the first time have security holes. Which means if a hacker got to the site before us they might have been able to harvest data.”
Brandley concluded the interview saying. “This is proof of how unsafe the Internet can be and will hopefully urge consumers and business owners alike to be more cautious and responsible.”