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Following SmarterASP’s security incident, here’s a cybersecurity checklist for choosing a hosting provider

November 11, 2019 / Breaches and Incidents

SmarterASP, a major hosting provider, was the victim of a ransomware attack recently. The attack resulted not just in customer data being encrypted, but also the hosting provider’s website suffering downtime.Choosing a hosting provider is a crucial step in setting up a website. In the light of a ransomware attack impacting SmarterASP, here are some points from the cybersecurity perspective to consider before inking the deal with a hosting provider. The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encrypts communication between a website and its users. It helps prevent customer information from being stolen. This also ensures website visitors that their connection is secured, as most browsers provide visual cues for websites with SSL certificates.