In the United States, besides federal, state, and local government websites, there are no enforceable regulations or standards for accessibility. Non-governmental websites don’t have any regulations to follow as set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to present a website that’s inclusive and accessible for all. Even so, this doesn’t mean your website shouldn’t make website accessibility a priority.
As I left for work this morning I drove alongside our vegetable garden in front of our house. Normally, by this time of year we are just wrapping up harvesting a successful third crop of vegetables including late season goodies like squash and pumpkins. That said, due to the pandemic and some realigning of responsibilities around the Egen house this year, I was in charge of the garden. As I drove past the mangled, fruitless result, I couldn't help but think of how similar the disorganized mess was to website maintenance and how some simple planning on my part and a little more diligence could have resulted in a successful crop this year… the only successful output for 2020 was some strawberries that were eaten by rabbits (or Philadelphia rats, I’d rather not know at this point) and a green tomato here and there.
We hate to break it to you, but if you’re wondering if your content management system (CMS) is being targeted by malicious hackers, you should know it probably is.
In studies of online security breaches, it’s been discovered that the time to detect a breach within an organization is usually over 200 days. And when these breaches are detected? It’s usually by an external party, not the organization itself.
Is your financial institution’s website or content platform stuck in the dark ages? It may be time to consider creating a new website using the tools that Drupal has to offer.
Topics: Web Development
If you run a website, ecommerce site, or marketing department you likely know what a Content Management Systems (CMS) is. CMSs are applications that help manage content by allowing multiple users to create, edit and publish web content. Love/hate or indifferent about it, they are the Operating Systems for your website, and just like the operating system on your laptop or phone, they need constant care, like patching, security updates, and upgrades. I want to talk specifically about the security part today.
It seems like just yesterday we were migrating all of our clients to Drupal 8 from Drupal 7. ‘Migrating’ is actually not the best word for it. It conjures images of a simple, turnkey step by step, perhaps even wizard-like interface that magically moves your site from the old to the new. Or, migration conjures images of graceful birds, steadfastly and instinctively making their way to their new surroundings. If anyone who went through this Drupal 7 to 8 journey knows, it was neither graceful nor wizard-like. So, knowing that all Drupal sites will need to be on Drupal 9 by either Nov. 2021 or Nov. 2022, can be scary.
Topics: Web Development
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