Server End of Year Tasks 2: Scan for Vulnerabilities

As the end of the year approaches, you have probably fallen behind on some of your routine security checks. The holiday season is a busy time for hackers who try to exploit the increased online user activity, especially the activity of holiday shoppers. Sometimes security can cost you money, so it is a good idea […]

Why Frequent Vulnerability Scans Are So Important

Some server system administrators, especially those with little experience, may operate under the mistaken belief that they will find security through obscurity. In their minds, as long as their server is small and not hosting major big-name websites, those with malicious intent will leave them alone.
What these idealists fail to realize is that attackers do […]

3 Lessons I Learned About Security

In my years as a system administrator, I learned that security is much more complex than most people realize. You cannot get away with doing just one thing. One security measure will not save your dedicated server or VPS. Your security must be comprehensive and constantly adapting to defend against intruders. The following are three […]

Is My Dedicated Server Anonymous?

You have likely heard the expression “security through obscurity”, and you may have even considered adopting it as a policy at one point or another. It is convenient to believe that an “obscure” server is secure because no one knows about it, but this is not a very realistic theory.
As a rule, any device attached […]

5 Tips to Manage an Unmanaged Server

The idea of an unmanaged server can seem appealing, particularly for website owners who typically like a “do-it-yourself” approach to technology. Even for a seasoned tech expert, however, managing a server for the first time can be a frightening experience. Here are five tips to help you weather the storm.
1. Backup Everything – […]