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The Importance Of ISO 27001

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The Importance Of ISO 27001

Service providers that say they are “secure” must be able to back it up. Such a claim can’t be left to a vague definition. It should be proven – ideally, by a set of rules that every business can follow, laid out and assessed by an official governing body.

That is just what ISO 27001 represents: a verified confirmation that a hosting services provider is able to cover you – and themselves – against a hack, theft or security issue.

HA247 have passed that test. But why is it important? And what does an ISO 27001 certification really mean for your business?

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End of life for PHP 5.6 & 7.0 – What does this mean for you and your customers?

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End of life for PHP 5.6 & 7.0 – What does this mean for you and your customers?

Many popular versions of PHP used by your customers are unsupported by PHP.net. At the end of this year, PHP 7.0 (3rd December 2018) & PHP 5.6 (31st December 2018) will also no longer be supported by the community. This means that as security vulnerabilities are discovered, they will not be fixed and your websites will be open to attacks.

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Vulnerability Scanning & False Positives

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Vulnerability Scanning & False Positives

Many recurring issues from vulnerability scanning, in particular with websites, are false positives. For instance, these may occur when the scanner can only read the HTTP header. On Ubuntu 14.04 servers, Nginx may show 1.4.6 even when the full version may be 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.7, which contains all software fixes that have been backported.

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Hardening WordPress! ( In Apache )

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Hardening WordPress! ( In Apache )

Before talking about Hardening WordPress and how to keep a WordPress website secure we must first ask “What is security?” As defined by codex.wordpress.org, and because we think this is an excellent description, “Security is not an absolute, it’s a continuous process and should be managed as such. Security is about risk reduction, not risk elimination, and risk will never be zero. It’s about employing the appropriate security controls that best help address the risks and threats as they pertain to your website.”

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OSSEC & other intrusion detection systems

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OSSEC & other intrusion detection systems

OSSEC & other intrusion detection systems
Host-based intrusion detection systems (HIDS) and network-based intrusion detection systems are two ways of managing security for computers and networks. While in HIDS, anti-threat software like firewalls, antivirus and spyware detection applications are installed separately on every computer in the network, in NIDS, anti-threat software is based only at specific crossroads, like servers that act as a liaison between the outside environment and the part of network that needs to be protected.

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