Neal O'Farrell

Neal O'Farrell

Website Security Advisor to SiteLock

Neal O'Farrell is one of the world's leading consumer and small business security experts, a reputation earned from fighting cybercrime and identity theft around the world for more than thirty years. He has served as security adviser to a number of leading security innovators, including SiteLock, a leader in website security. As part of his commitment to community education and outreach, in 2010 Neal founded the Identity Theft Council, an award-winning non-profit that is changing the way victims of identity theft are supported. Neal has been a small business owner for thirty years, and that business has always been cybersecurity. He established the Small Business Identity Task Force as part of the Center for Identity at the University of Texas in Austin, the nation's center for excellence on all things identity. He is also a member of the Federal Communications Commission's Cybersecurity Roundtable Working Group where he helped develop their small business cybersecurity planning tool.ly, get involved, and protect what’s yours.

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A Hard Hacker Lesson for All Website Owners

Hacker-Attack

Neal O’Farrell is one of the world’s leading consumer and small business security experts, a reputation earned from fighting cybercrime and identity theft around the world for more than thirty years. He has served as security adviser to a number of leading security innovators, including SiteLock, a leader in website security.

Did you know that small businesses could now be the top target for hackers? Or that an estimated 30,000 small business websites are hacked almost every single day? If you own a small business, no matter what type of business, chances are you’re constantly a target.

That’s because hackers are using automated tools to scan millions of computers and websites looking for vulnerabilities that the business owners didn’t find. Once they discover any vulnerabilities, they use even more automated tools to commit all kinds of offenses against your business – from loading them with malware that will infect any visitors to the website, to stealing any data they can get their hands on.

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