It’s human nature to think “it’ll never happen to me”, but the likelihood that your website will be hacked has multiplied more than 15 times in the last 2 years!

The cost of a hack goes far beyond its financial impact – the chain reaction will affect your SEO ranking and brand trust, not to mention the time and energy you’ll spend getting things back up and running.

Imagine the consequences if you lost your website!

In 2015, IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO, Ginni Rometty, famously declared, “Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.” And she was right! According to a report from early 2018, global ransomware damage costs are predicted to exceed $5 billion, up from $325 million in 2015.

As the digital world changes, so to do the tactics of hackers – and they’re not showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. Globally, there’s a website attack every 39 seconds, with 43% of cyber-attacks targeting small businesses, and 3,809,448 records (data) stolen every day.

If the internet has one constant, it’s that somewhere, somehow, someone is being hacked. A neglected website is vulnerable to attack – or to break down. Without regular updates and maintenance, websites become unstable and hackers can easily find opportunities to infiltrate.

So, how protected is your website and your customers’ data?

Orion can help minimise the risk and ensure any threats are identified and fixed rapidly. We offer a couple of solutions to reduce the chance you’ll become a hacker victim:

SSL certificate package

Easily identifiable with visual cues like the addition of a padlock icon and ‘https’ to the browser bar, SSL protects data during transmission. So if someone intercepts a connection, the data is encrypted and the hacker won’t be able to understand the data. The data is sent by the user using a ‘public key’, then at the server end, the data is decrypted by the server using a ‘private key’.

Initial set-up cost $99 (ex GST). Subsequent annual cost of $44 (ex GST) per year.

Protection plans

Keeping your website up-to-date minimises the risk of hacking and ensures it remains stable. The technology your website runs on – WordPress and Drupal are popular choices – and their modules and plugins, are updated on a fairly regular basis. Over time, old code becomes disabled and out-of-date websites fail as they try to use this disabled code.

To ensure your website continues to run smoothly, Orion Protection Plans cover WordPress and Drupal sites and include:

  • Security monitoring
  • Monthly off-site backup and restoration
  • Core updates
  • Plugin/Module updates
  • Theme updates

Prices start from $600 (ex GST) for WordPress and $960 (ex GST) for Drupal, annually.

Website refresh

Is your website looking a little tired? Orion’s in-house web development team can either update your existing site, or build you a brand spanking new website to ensure optimum functionality and user experience.

Let us look after your site and protect it from opportunistic or planned-assault hackers, so you have more time to look after your business. Contact us for more information.

Enquire about securing your site


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