About Partnering with Critical Syntax
We get it, security is just another one of the many hassles of building a web site. In addition to getting the project done on-time and under-budget, now you have to worry about it being hacked days after deployment. Here are some of the ways we take some of the trepidation from our agency partners:
- We can harden the security of your web site development either during production or right before deployment.
- We can teach developers security best practices.
- We can monitor client sites 24/7/365 for attacks and report suspicious activity to the agency, the client or both.
- We can provide reconnaissance after an attack to isolate the vulnerability and find the source of the intrusion.
We’d like to provide you with a presentation and talk about a partnership, call us at 800-719-8140 to setup a meeting with our team.
Some Cybersecurity Misconceptions Agencies Have
Here are some of the reservations we encounter when speaking with agencies about their web development and security.
I rely on my hosting company for web site security.
Hosting companies like Godaddy, Rackspace and Network Solutions are looking mainly for outgoing SPAM. This is in response to the CAN-SPAM act which made them responsible for those kinds of messages. So most hacks aren’t caught by their filters. If your site is taken over with Chinese characters, or has become a link bed for Russian bride ads, they will never know and have no way to help once it’s happened.
My developers are the best, I’m sure our sites are secure.
We have worked with some very responsible and thorough programmers when it comes to security. However building marketing-driven web sites has traditionally be done by amateur or junior programmers with little or no formal security training. If there is a more senior programmer around, they are more concerned with sites with e-commerce or client databases. So most of the time security for a large amount of the sites is just what WordPress provides out of the box.
I don’t want another development firm talking to my clients.
We understand your concern with having another firm that does development speaking with your clients. We can work in a private label fashion with your staff only. We can also work transparently along side your programming and business development staff to reassure your clients. We leave the approach up to you and are willing to discuss options. Some of our staff started out at the agency level and we as a company are sensitive to the needs of our partners in that industry.
Can we just call you when something gets hacked?
Absolutely, we can do reconnaissance and find the source of the problem. Then we can work with your developers to harden the security going forward. However we would prefer to work before an incident occurs, but we understand there are a lot of old WordPress installs out there that won’t be of concern until something bad happens to them.