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How to Protect Your Website

June 27, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Cyber threats are at a constant onslaught and all websites are targets. Is your website protected? QuickSprout shares several ways to reinforce your website security:

  1. Use HTTPS protocol – HTTPS protocol indicates that users are interacting with the proper server and nothing else can alter or intercept the content they’re viewing. Without it hackers can change information on the page to gather personal information from your site visitors. Other benefits include:
  • Google rewards websites that use security measures
  • Improves your search ranking
  • Your users will be assuaged to see the padlock showing your site is secure

2. Always update all of your software; updates also include security improvements which also secure your system.

3. Make choosing a safe web hosting plan a priority. Here is one place that you don’t want to cut corners on spending.

4. Routinely and consistently change your passwords.

5. Make sure your personal computers are just as safe as your business computers.

6. Use reputable tools to help monitor your computer security.

7. Limit website access to the smallest number of people required to maintain a quality site.

8. Always always have up-to-date back-up of your data and use a reputable and reliable backup plugin.

9. Adjust your default CMS settings because hackers program bots to find sites using default settings. These are some of the default settings you can change:

  • Comments settings
  • User controls
  • Visibility of information
  • File permissions

10. Inhibit file uploads to prevent hackers from accessing your server. If part of your website plan is enhanced by uploads make sure that you treat each upload as a security risk.

100% cyber security is a near impossibility, however, strong cyber security measures may move attacks to less secure networks. Make cyber security a priority.

For details visit: Website Security Guide

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