Google to the rescue of the hacked

Internet giant Google has just launched a new website designed to help the recovery of hacked websites.

The site, complete with step-by-step video instructions and security tips, is aimed primarily at smaller websites without direct access to technical support.

Google already notifies website owners (and, indeed, search engine users – your customers) when websites appear to have been compromised with spam or malware, but this new site takes that further with some simple, practical guidance on recovery.

Of course, it goes without saying that the ideal scenario is one where your site isn’t compromised in the first place. Would you click through to a site that is preceded with a warning like this?

Cybercrime is one of the biggest risks facing organisations today. Hackers and cybercriminals are increasingly sophisticated, increasingly well-resourced and increasingly greedy.

The latest methodologies proliferate quickly through the web, and subsequently through networks, and can be deployed indiscriminately at high volumes.

IT Governance has a wide range of products and services that can help to keep your website and web-based applications secure.

Our Penetration Testing service finds your weaknesses before it’s too late to fix them. Our ethical hackers can assess your systems to make sure they are as secure as possible, and make sure you are compliant with best practice and international standards such as ISO 27001 or PCI DSS.

A penetration test should be conducted on a quarterly basis, as a minimum, and should form part of a wider IT Health Check testing your:

  • Web applications – especially those that are externally-facing – which are amongst the most commonly attacked areas.
  • Network testing – for vulnerabilities and flaws within hardware, software configuration or operations.
  • Wireless Networks – without the correct protection in place, WiFi and Bluetooth pose a significant vulnerability.
  • PCI DSS – any organisation handling payment card information must make sure they meet the security standards set out by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

Don’t fall victim to the hackers. Make sure your systems are secure from external threats.