Cyber Security: Good, Better, Best

With some products you buy, the brand name really doesn’t matter. Socks, for example. Does anyone really care what brand of socks you wear? The answer is no – especially if you’re wearing jeans and no one can even see them. The same is true with pillow cases, in most cases, and pencils. You get the idea.

Cyber SecurityBut when you’re talking about cyber security—that’s a different story. You don’t want to experience first-hand the chaos that hackers can unleash if they’re given half a chance. If they can bring “the most technologically advanced system of government in the world” to its knees, like Russian hackers did to Estonia ten years ago, what chance does your online business have if hackers decide to target it? Only one: Trust Guard.

With such crazy cyber security threats floating around out there, might I suggest that you consider a trusted partner to do the dirty work of protecting your business while increasing your trustworthiness to online shoppers. Perhaps it would help to see an example of how Trust Guard’s Security Scanned outdoes the equivalent service of a competitor, Security Metrics.

Both of these services scan for vulnerabilities, but Trust Guard scans for more vulnerabilities and security holes and is more user-friendly than Security Metrics. Trust Guard also provides a proven security seal for your website—a small image that makes it clear to the online customer that your site has passed its security scan.

This in turn engenders trust among shoppers, which leads to more conversions. Because of the innovative methods of Trust Guard Security Scanned trust seals and scanning service, you get to enjoy an average of 15% more sales than you would without them.

Plus, Trust Guard has the best satisfaction guarantee in the industry: a 60-day double-your-money-back guarantee. How can you go wrong? So buy whatever socks or pencils float your boat. Just remember that the company that you choose to protect the your online assets needs to be not good, not better, but the best; it needs to be Trust Guard.


Effective Protection from Identity Theft

This is the 21st century and, in case you didn’t know, a whole lot of information is stored on the internet. In this ‘digital age’ (as some like to call it), any individual or business without an online presence is deemed ‘outdated’ or ‘old-school’. 

Identity Theft
While a lot of the content on the internet may be irrelevant, some of your valuable, personally identifiable information may be stolen by online hackers and impersonators. Identity theft refers to the act of impersonating another person to access their bank account, to obtain and abuse a credit card in their victim’s name, or to tap into other personal or professional resources. 
Identity theft is a crime. It is estimated that over 15 million Americans every year are victims of identity theft.

Here are some of the most effective ways to avoid being the next victim.

Try using a Firewall: Identity thieves that do not have a direct access to your computer can also gain access to your files by hacking into your internet connection. A firewall is a software that is able to control and regulate access to your internet connection. A firewall on your computer serves as a gatekeeper for incoming or outgoing internet traffic, allowing you to decide which programs can send and receive information.

Try to Watch Out for Phishing: Phishing scams are trending now and even my email is saturated with hundreds of them. Identity thieves create and use replicas of popular websites, fake lottery entries, fake loan applications and many other ways to trick people into entering their personal information which they eventually steal. Next time you get an email to update your website account details, be sure to check the URL of the web page before entering your details.

Identity TheftAlways Try to Be Secure: An identity thief that is able to somehow gain access to your network can intercept your network traffic and maneuver his way to files and sensitive information on your computer. Regularly changing the network password for your local WiFi and the login information for your router might be the safest thing to do.

Beware of Malicious Software: What better way to gain access to files and sensitive information on your computer than to use malicious software and programs. The presence of loads of free software and cracks on the internet is a problem in disguise. Many of these free software are plagued with Trojan horses and Spyware programs that steal sensitive information from your computer and only require an internet connection to relay this back to its master without you ever knowing.

Use A Complex Password and Change it Often: The importance of this cannot be over emphasized. Use a combination of Upper case and lower case letters, numbers and characters to create the most untraceable password you can think of, and of course remember. Also, changing this password regularly is also very important. If you’ve seen the movie Mr. Robot, you’d understand why you must avoid using your personal information as your password, like your date of birth, partner’s name, or pet’s name.

Use Data Encryption Software: Okay, I can’t possibly stop you from keeping sensitive data on your computer. However, if at all these data gets stolen by identity thieves, you’ve made it all too easy for them by not having them encrypted. And in case things do get stolen, it’s not a bad idea to have a copy on a flash drive or online with Google Drive or Dropbox.

Ensure Website Protection: Whenever you register on a website that requires you to submit sensitive information such as your name, address, phone number, age, personal interests, banking details, always endeavor to check if data is submitted exclusively via an encrypted secure connection (SSL/TLS protocol). How do you check this? Simply look at your address bar and if you see ‘https://’ instead of ‘http://’ then you’ll know that your connection is secure. The “s” in the “https” means secure. 


Look for Security Trust Seals On Websites Before Shopping: As a seller online, trust seals are an amazing way to tell your customers that your website has been scanned by a website protection company and your business is legit and secure. As a shopper, you need to ensure that the website you’re shopping on has a trust seal displayed on their home page. If they do, check it out and determine if it is the real deal. Trust Guard is among the best trust seal providers. Trust seals can make your customers feel safer before performing transactions with you online and they have been proven to increase your online sales.

Identity TheftHi there, I’m Emmanuel Ozigi, a biochemist in the making from Nigeria. In my spare time, I’m a science, health, and fitness blogger. I also specialize in graphic design and photo editing. I also have this insatiable hunger for information and the desire to learn new things. Visit my blog at


Feel Safe & Secure with Trust Guard

Website security is one of the biggest priorities for online shoppers.

website securityWhen they visit a website, they hope that it is a legitimate site. They’ve heard the horror stories. They’ve maybe even starred in a few of them. Internet shoppers are concerned about mean, greedy predators that are looking for ways to steal their personal information and take their money.

Online business owners want their visitors to have enough peace of mind that they will feel comfortable when visiting their site – so much so that shoppers will want to purchase their products and tell all their friends and family members about how amazing the experience was for them. They want visitors to feel all warm and fuzzy when they see their logo.

That’s where Trust Guard, the leader in website security and verification, comes in. They provide the trust and confidence your customers need to become buying customers by providing images (trust seals) for you to display on your website. These images show people visiting the site that you are a real company that cares about their safety and security. 

Trust Guard is the best in the business at instilling trust and confidence in online shoppers. In fact, several comparison tests show that Trust Guard’s seals increase conversion rates on e-commerce sites by an average of fifteen percent. They’re so confident that they provide a double-your-money-back guarantee if you don’t increase your conversion rate using their Security Scanned trust seal. 

Repetitive Trust Guard security scanning is the most effective way to keep hackers out while simultaneously boosting sales. And did we mention it’s super easy? They scan for tens of thousands of vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit to steal from your website. Simply put, Trust Guard finds security holes on your website and server so e-commerce business owners can close them up before hackers can get security

Once your website is safe (after it has successfully passed the security scan), they provide e-commerce website owners with a trust seal. Owners (or their IT team) then place it above the fold and on their checkout pages and watch as their sales take off. The process to copy and paste the coding onto the website is fast. In just a few minutes online business owners can secure their website, build customer trust and loyalty, prevent hacking attacks, and boost their conversion rate.  This simple process and the fact that Trust Guard’s seals are guaranteed to help e-commerce business owners make more money are two reasons not to hold off any longer. Start growing your business today – with Trust Guard!