5 Apr 2021
Is your website secure enough?
Digiora Technologies Pvt Ltd
There is a hacker attack on an unsuspecting site every 39 seconds. That’s a whole cybersecurity break that could have been avoided as well. How? Read to find out.
When there is a cyber attack, it is an attack on your reputation. With a cyber attack happening every 39 seconds, it is not good news for any business.
Cyber criminals gain information with their attack, mainly data. All kinds of data that could cause the loss of money, result in identity thefts, frauds and, as mentioned before, a diminished brand perception. Save your business from losing to cyber attacks, by following our five fail-proof ways to bolster your site’s security:
Get a Secure Web Host
Web hosting is a serious business in the realm of digital marketing. And nowadays there are tons of low-cost and even free hosting available out there. How do you evaluate the best, most secure fit for your business? To understand this topic better or for queries, you can always reach out to us here.
Uncommon Passwords, Always
The pandemic gave hackers more leverage to attack vulnerable networks as offices have moved to personal homes. The US FBI recorded 12,377 Covid-related scams. The best defense at a personal level is to always use unpredictable passwords. That means your birthday or anniversary password that you would be using for everything? Yea, that needs to change.
At an institutional level, creating and enforcing a strong password policy is important. Ideally, the login credentials of your employees or users should be a healthy mix of letters, numbers, and special characters.
You might have seen HTTPS for websites that you would use for sensitive data - your online banking platform, for instance. That or any client management platform that relies its business heavily on customer data (usernames, passwords, etc.,) needs to use this extensively. To know how or why your site should use HTTPS, drop an enquiry today.
Need for Security Plugins
As they say, the best form of attack is defence. And in order to ensure defensive measures for your website, you need to check if there have been security plugins or all-in-one solutions such Sucuri, WPScan, and Google Authenticator ready for your website. Other primary checks include:
- Powerful password enforcement and management
- Two-level authentication for added security
- Setting up Email notifications in case of real-time security breaches
- Need for Advanced DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection, which shields your site from hackers if they are trying to access it multiple times
- Handy Backup of Information and resources
- Spam protection measures
Constantly update your website
Most times, website updates feel endless or even meaningless. But software updates, using content management systems (CMS) and updating security plugins are all absolutely critical in order to maintain a healthy and secure website.
Reach out to us at Digiora who has been in the business of website design and security for over a decade, to know your website’s weaknesses and how to rectify it.