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This week, our Anatomy Of An Attack infographic showcased steps hackers may take to crack into your systems. The goal was to show the discovery process that an attacker goes through when looking to do something nasty. We’re not looking to spark fear, but instead to instill some common sense goals to lock down systems before attackers have a chance to penetrate them.
How does access to web properties end up in the hands of a hacker? In this interactive piece, we’ll take you through the steps on how an attacker goes about targeting an organization. The primary goal of such an attack could be to gain access to competitive intelligence, to interfere with business by modifying or defacing a web site or to otherwise disrupt normal business activities – which can all affect you.
This is a guest post written and contributed by John Weinschenk, President & CEO at Cenzic, a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner.  Cenzic provides software and SaaS offerings to help protect websites from hacker attacks.
The advent of the Internet (actually the advent of software used by the general populace) has create an entire new bunch of folks with ulcers caused by the worries around password management. Passwords it seem are both the bane of our existence and, apparently, the most important thing in our lives.
This is a guest post written and contributed by James Brown, CTO, StillSecure, a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner.
1.     According to research, a 1-second delay in page load time equals a 16% decrease in customer satisfaction, and a 7% loss in conversions. Meaning a site that usually earns $100,000 a day could lose up to $2.5 million a year.
Looking for information on how to maintain digital security and protect sensitive data? You can search all over the web, or you can check out our comprehensive list of web security and encryption sites covering encryption basics, law, virus information, firewalls, and general Internet safeguards. Find links to information for the novice user all the way up to the seasoned network professional.
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