Website Security: Your website online army and how their operations work

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| Updated June 20, 2023

Cyber attacks are a real concern in our evolving digital world.  In fact, money, information and so on, are all the honeycomb for hackers and unscrupulous cyber attackers. Subsequently, we don’t see what goes on in the world of cyber crime, it operates behind the veil of technological knowledge.  Even if the common man saw it in plain sight, they would not recognize it for what it was.  Coding and the dark web are a mystery to normal people.  This is the primary reason a website must have a cyber security plan in place.  Importantly, website security is vital and websites need their own online army to counter attack hackers.

What is Cyber Security?

Website security is the measures taken to secure a website from cyberattacks.  Website security includes protecting websites from hackers, malware, scams or phishing, and errors.  We have all heard these terms, but what do they mean?  Lets go over each one:

Hackers: A hacker (or black hat hacker) is a person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data. There are various different reasons they may do this, for example stealing money, obtaining information, politically motivated reasons or to prove a point or make a statement, or even to boost their egos. 

Thankfully for the general public, you get black hat and white hat hackers. So as cyber criminals are hacking into our computers, most organizations employ white hat hackers who are counter acting their misdeeds, with the same high level of skill. 

Malware: Malware is software designed to interfere with a computer’s normal functioning. This is a blanket term for viruses, trojans, and other destructive computer programs.  These infect systems and networks.  This is what hackers will use to conduct their criminal activities. 

Scams or phishing: Phishing is a type of scam that targets consumers by sending them an email that appears to be from a well-known source that one would trust – for example your  bank or mortgage company. It asks the recipient to provide personal identifying information. Then a scammer uses the information to open new accounts, or invade the consumer’s existing accounts. 

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Why is Cyber Security important

There are many reasons and harsh consequences to not having adequate website security.  Firstly, websites may contain client data and a breach can result in lawsuits or criminal charges. Secondly, your website may contain information that could be copied or plagiarized if it is readily available. Thirdly, your website could go off line at an important time, like when your clients are wanting to use it.   In fact, a blacklisted website can lose up to 98% of its traffic

What is blacklisting?

Blacklisting means that the website will be removed from search results so that it can’t be found through search, and a warning will prevent direct visitors from entering the site. Consequently, this is to protect visitors. 

Effective management of a websites security

The important thing to know is that there are a ot of different options for your websites security and to ensure your data is safe. Subsequently, they generally involve ongoing management, as opposed to a once-off initiative. Importantly, if you have a website, you should have a cybersecurity plan for your website security. In fact, this could be set out like the framework the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed.  It goes something like this:

  1. Identify: Document and review inventory. 

  2. Protect: Protect your website by installing firewalls, training your employees or PCI. 

  3. Detect: Continuous monitoring is a concept that refers to implementing tools to monitor your website (assets) and alert you to any issues.

  4. Respond: Having a response plan in place will do wonders for your peace of mind.

What are the options for website security

In fact, there are a few things you can do to secure your website.  Let’s go over the options:

  1. Install an SSL certificate

  2. Implement multi-level login security

  3. Maintain a regular backup schedule

  4. Keep all software up-to-date

  5. Use a web application firewall (WAF)

  6. Be an effective site administrator

  7. Stay alert

This may seem complicated, but website security is important.  In fact, if you have a website, you have to factor in your website security. Truthfully, it is complicated, but there is a solution.

Why not leave it to the experts?

We can simplify the process of securing your website, and keeping it secure.  Additionally, if you get your website through Simple Website Service, initial installation of security measures comes included and ongoing maintenance keeps your website secure. We work magic and bring this all to you at a below industry standard cost. Consequently, let us be your online army and keep your data safe. 

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