You provide hosts for websites and you are concerned about satisfying your customers’ needs by providing them with a safe environment and high quality service.
You have set up security measures to protect your servers. These are able to counter network attacks but have limited capability for stopping application attacks.
The juxtaposition of sites with varying degrees of development, hosted on the same machines, increases the risks of attacks. The most vulnerable site becomes the ‘weakest link’ and determines the overall security level.
Consequently, e-commerce sites which handle goods, payment methods and personal data become the favourite targets of cyber-criminals.