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Time Management Tip – Get a hacker alarm system

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Time Management Tip – Get a hacker alarm system

Hacking is a huge productivity cost because you lose a ton of time and money dealing with the aftermath.

In the past, I wasn’t overly concerned about website hackers because my website doesn’t have a shopping cart, and I don’t host a membership module that stores client names, email addresses and other personal information. A hacker would have absolutely no interest in my time management keynote speaker website, right?

W R O N G ! 

There are hackers who steal your private information so they can steal your money and/or identity. There are political hackers who simply want to wreak havoc by commandeering websites and showing that they can stick it to you. But there’s another set of hackers out there who are the digital equivalent of money launderers. They pick out unsuspecting websites, break into the back end, and hide code on your web pages. This code can be files that they’ve stolen and are hiding until they’re sold on the black market; back-links to their websites so they can increase their SEO and, therefore, visits to their websites; or hidden malicious code for a cyber attack…and you will get the blame because the evil would be traced back to your website, not theirs.

So, what would hackers want with my time management keynote speaker website??

I know all of this because my website was hacked by Ukrainian perpetrators. I received a tutorial about cyber criminals when I whined, “Why me?!” They planted files to hide until they could offload them to another site. Fortunately, my website team, (Incite Digital Marketing) was able to figure out what was happening, clean it out, and put an “alarm system” on my website so they’d be alerted if it happened again. Which it did. And my web guys caught it instantly, and wiped it out.

Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as 100% prevention – only 100% catching them as soon as possible after the fact. But you can upgrade packages with your web company so they can monitor your website’s security and make repairs, as needed. It’s like car insurance. You hate to add on one more expense, but if something happens and you’re not protected, it could turn into a huge time loss and financial disaster. A plumbing company that I know of had to spend $3500 to trace the illegal activity and patch up their website after hackers hit them. They also lost time stressing about it.

Make sure you’ve got a website team with a hacker alarm system. You’ll increase your productivity because you won’t lose time or money dealing with miserable hackers.

 

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About Helene Segura

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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