Where once pirates roamed on the high seas, sporting eye patches and parrots, now they lurk behind computer screens causing online destruction. No longer seeking bounty from ships, everyone from dentists to accountants can fall prey to their schemes if they have a website. And so can their customers.
Security Updates are often the forgotten step-cousin that exists when a website is designed and launched. Whilst content on a site might be updated frequently, the security of your site is important for the reputation of your business. A lapse in concentration or just plain ignorance in the area of security can quickly lead to a hacked website or a compromised plugin.
Whilst all of this might not sound glamorous, it can leave a lasting impression on your business in the form of poor search engine ranking and less customers buying or considering your services. The scary part is, if you don’t know you’re compromised, you won’t know what business opportunities you’re missing!