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Nowadays, no one is safe from phishing emails, data breaches and cyberattacks — not even multibillion-dollar tech giants like Facebook and Amazon. All too often, stories of people’s personal information being leaked or held for ransom pop into our morning news feeds.

In Q1 of 2022 alone, more than 90% of data breaches were cyberattack related. News of ransomware, site takeovers, down servers and site exploits have also been flooding the headlines in recent years — and for good reason. These types of cybersecurity issues can have a major impact on your business.

While it’s easy to let the seriousness of cybersecurity (also called InfoSec) overwhelm us, our cybersecurity best practices guide provides you with some things you can start implementing to protect your users’ information and website.


It’s best to have a good understanding of where your system stands today. By taking a proactive approach to your website’s security through regular security scans, you can effectively minimize the impact when a security issue does arise. A security scan essentially scans your site, servers and source code to identify areas of risk. To learn more or set up a security scan, reach out to our team.


There are holes in every system no matter how well it’s built — so being proactive with your security updates and having established systems in place to prevent future issues is critical. After all, it’s easier (and more cost effective in the long run) to be ahead of an issue than to pretend everything is fine until it’s not.

Most active areas of vulnerabilities lie around poorly updated servers, large and active client bases, and hold technology that isn’t updated. Strong security minimizes the risk of an incident leading to fines, business losses and public relations issues.


When selecting a cybersecurity partner, it’s important to find a reputable and reliable company. While vetting your options, make sure to test their scanning technology and verify that the results of the scan are handled in a secure manner. Also, ensure that the company you choose is reachable (by phone) in the event of a security breach.


The security landscape is ever changing but the Shift team is here to support you through all of your cybersecurity needs. We have experience and robust understanding of servers, risk and AWS Cloud.

Our team of engineers will collaborate closely with you and your team to analyze your current architecture, outline system goals and identify exploits and vulnerabilities on your site through a series of scans.

After the scan is complete, we will work closely with you and your team to identify and define an approach to start closing holes in your system — providing you a set of recommendations that you can take action on. These recommendations can include the implementation of multi-factor authentication, security updates, incident reporting processes and more. We will also help you prioritize based on severity, importance, risk, install base, software configuration, active exploitation and other factors.

To start taking action with your cybersecurity today, let us know when you’re ready.