How to keep your website safe and secure
How to keep your website safe and secure
Did you know that 86 per cent of websites have at least one serious security flaw, the 2015 Website Security Statistics report suggests?
Nearly 55 per cent of retail and healthcare sites are vulnerable all of the time.
Depending on the manner in which it has been developed and the types of data that you work with,
your website could be subjected to a range of security risks. Its imperative to protect your product and the sensitive data that customers share with you. To accomplish those goals, youll simply need to implement a few strategies for boosting website securityINSTRUCTIONS
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Update Your Software FrequentlyIf youre using a platform like WordPress for website development, youll have to make sure that you have the latest version installed. The same applies to plugins and design templates.
Security risks evolve all the time. This is why developers change software frequently, giving it adequate protection against the newest threats. If youre negligent about making those upgrades, chances are that youre giving hackers amazing opportunities to attack.
The use of old software is often called a security hole. This is one of the simplest mistakes that can cost you a lot. Anyone that relies on third-party software rather than a custom development will need to dedicate enough time to doing the necessary upgrades on a regular basis
Even if youre using high quality security tools, chances are that your website is still vulnerable in one way or another. Scheduling regular website scans will be essential for identifying threats and choosing the right course of action.
Numerous products have been developed for the purpose of website scanning but needless to say, these products arent created equal.
MTvScan is one example of a high quality product that will protect a website against a vast range of threats malware, cross-site scripting attacks, hack attacks, injections and various others. The tool comes with automatic update scheduling and the potential to scan unlimited numbers of pagesScan the Website for Threats
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Depending on the types of data that your website handles, you may want to consider the addition ofan SSL certificate, a must for websites that deal with personal data or process payments..Regular Backups
Even if youre meticulous about website security, theres still some risk of experiencing problems. Sometimes, having your website infected with malware or suffering a hacker attack will leave you with just one opportunity restoring the pages through the use of a backed up website version
Some of the Simplest Tricks are Most Efficient Strong PasswordsWhats the admin panel username and password? Did you know that many hackers can use this administrative entry point to highjack your website?
One of the simplest things you can do to boost the security of your website is choose a strong password. It should include letters, numbers and special characters. Change the username from admin to something a bit more specific, as well.
Get in the habit of changing the password every few months. If several individuals have access to the admin panel, assign different roles and make sure that everyone has a unique password
Each third-party piece of software installed on your website poses a certain security risk. If youre no longer using a plugin or an add-on, make sure that these are completely removed.
This is particularly important for websites running under WordPress. Unused modules or having the website packed with unverified third-party software will leave numerous security holes that experienced hackers will know how to use. In addition, software thats not being used is less likely to get updated frequently.Get Rid of Obsolete Software or Add-ons
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