Elle Poole Sidell, Author at Security Boulevard

Browser-side security — the blindspot you need to prioritize

| | threats, web skimming
An unfortunate truth of doing business online today — attackers will try to break into your web apps. It’s only a matter of time. In fact, according to research, a new online attack occurs every 39 seconds. Hardly a week goes by without another organization making headlines with the disclosure ... Read More

The holiday hackers are coming for your website — are you protected?

| | security
The holiday season is almost upon us, marking one of the busiest times of the year for online sales. While businesses and consumers alike are preparing for the festivities, there’s another group making their own holiday preparations — cybercriminals ... Read More

Insecure, slow web experiences are a serious threat to your business

| | experience
Today’s consumers are living solidly in the post-breach era with more than 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches in the first six months of this year alone (exposing a staggering 4.1 billion records). Over 60 percent of consumers believe companies are vulnerable to hacks and cyberattacks, and 78 percent are concerned about ... Read More

What to do after a data breach

| | security
A data breach is the business equivalent of a natural disaster. The initial experience brings business as usual to a halt, and the recovery period is long, arduous — and expensive. As with natural disasters, an emergency plan can mitigate the impact of a data breach. Is your business prepared ... Read More

Your WAF can’t stop web skimming attacks from stealing your customers’ sensitive data

| | security
In the past, a web application firewall (WAF) may have been sufficient for preventing most of the security threats facing web applications because most of the complexity and risk was on your server — but this is no longer the case ... Read More

Why web experiences need to balance speed and security

| | performance
Odds are your web app or website will be the first impression of your business. 88 percent of people conduct online research before engaging with a company. Furthermore, three out of four people judge an organization's credibility based upon on its website and 80 percent of consumers believe a company's ... Read More