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 6 Security Tips to Protect Your Website from Hackers

by Mic Johnson

In today’s digital age, a secure website for your businesses is more than necessary. You may think that your portal doesn’t have much useful information for anyone else so why would there be a need to hack the website. Truth be told, websites are compromised very frequently and you can never know when your business online becomes a target of hackers.

Fraudsters are always on the lookout for web servers that can transfer illegal files, emails, spam and ransomware. If your website isn’t secure, they can gain access and corrupt your online machinery for unscrupulous acts. Here, we look at the various measures you should take to protect your website from potential hackers.

  1.   Keep your software updated

To keep your site secure, it is necessary to have updated software. Be it server operating systems or content management systems, you need to have the right security patch to plug in your software. If this is ignored, hackers can easily find out and start using your servers to upload corrupted data. In case you’re using third party software, the vendors can flag and list out any potential website security issues. 

  1.   Install SSL

A strong Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) codes and encrypts the connection between a browser and a server making it hard for potential hackers to decode. SSL certificates are beneficial since they protect sensitive data and login details securely.

  1.   Run regular backups

Backups act as safety nets when your data goes missing and all your hard work goes down the drain. Backing up your data regularly is a safe way for you to restore your website from an incident of data loss. 

  1.   Check your passwords

When you have a very strong password, involving a variety of character and letter sizes, it makes it very hard for an unauthorized person to login. Changing these passwords regularly is a convenient way to protect your website.

  1.   Invest in a trustworthy web hosting service

Using a secure web host is very important for the security of your website. A good web hosting company will be dedicated to the security of your product and will be aware of the potential threats. You can read the reviews on Hosting Foundry to find about the best web hosting service for you and your business online.

  1.   Go for a strong firewall

Firewalls are both hardware based and also simply software based network security systems that monitor and control incoming and outgoing traffic and put a barrier between trusted and untrusted networks. Nowadays many go for Web Application Firewalls (WAF) that is commonly used for overseeing data transmission and network security.

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