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7 Cybersecurity Trends to Pay Attention to During the 2020 Holiday Season

By Kristina Tuvikene


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The holiday season is here, and if there’s anything the data is pointing to it is this: thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying restrictions, e-commerce will be such a big deal during the 2020 holiday season compared to previous years.

Already, cybercrime is up 600 percent thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and indications show that things will only get worse.

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, an estimated 2.05 billion people shopped online.

This number is poised to go up, however: data from American Express’s 2020 Amex Trendex Report indicates that at least 60 percent of holiday shoppers will be spending their holiday season at home this year because of COVID-19.

Increased focus on e-commerce this holiday season means there’ll be increased attempts from cybercriminals.

10 WordPress Security Threats Small Businesses Should Watch Out For

By Kaarle Varkki

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS) in the world — by far.

According to data from Website Setup, WordPress is the number one CMS in the world and powers more websites than all the other CMSs in the top 10 combined.

In other words, it’s very likely that your small business website is (or will be) powered by it.

That said, while many small businesses rush to use WordPress due to its simplicity and other features, very few are aware of the security implications.

Data from Sucuri shows that WordPress is the most hacked CMS and is the victim of 90 percent of all hack attempts targeted at content marketing systems.

So how do you protect yourself as a small business owner? Start by understanding the top WordPress security threats you should watch out for:

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