Trust Guard Co-Founder and Staff Interviewed On Website Security

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Dave Brandley, Co-founder of Trust Guard-a leading website security company, and staff were recently interviewed by Colton Swabb of StomperNet, as well as featured on KSL's Studio Five where they discussed SSL Certificates, PCI Certification, and things that even the "pros get wrong".

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over 80% of all websites have vulnerabilities or security holes that hackers can use to modify or harvest data from the site

Trust Guard Co-Founder Dave Brandley and staff were recently interviewed by Colton Swabb of StomperNet, and featured on KSL's Studio Five where the company discussed the importance of website security and leading misconceptions that, "even the pros get wrong". In the interview with StomperNet, Brandley covered topics such as website security scanning, the function of an SSL Certificate, and general things that he said “even the pros get wrong”.

According to Brandley, most people don’t understand internet security and their misconceptions lead people to believe the internet is more secure than it is. He went on to explain that the two most common mistakes people make is their assumptions of both the SSL Certificate, and web hosting, both which Brandley said do not work the way that many people believe they do. “They do not ensure that a website is safe”.

Around the same time,Trust Guard appeared on KSL's Studio Five recently where Diana Brandley instructed viewers on how to “stay safe while shopping online”. She explained that an SSL Certificate’s protection is limited to data traveling from a home computer to the website and warned customers that the data is no longer secure once it gets to the website unless the website has security scanning. According to Diana Brandley, “…over 80%* of all websites have vulnerabilities or security holes that hackers can use to modify or harvest data from the site.”

Dave Brandley addressed the severity of website security with StomperNet as well saying, “Security is such a big deal and so misunderstood that the credit card companies have formed a group called the PCI council (Payment Card Industry). They realized just how bad website security really was and they wanted to make some changes before things got so bad people stopped shopping online.” During the interview Swabb asked Brandley if there could be fines involved for companies without protection. Brandley responded that if a business is not PCI Compliant and is hacked the credit card companies will come after the merchant to recover losses, and will often fine the merchant. “The fines can cost you your business”, added Brandley.

The webinar was released August 2nd at 8 p.m. Eastern time:

The interview is available here

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