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Web Security 101 For The Business Owner

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The 4 Areas of Web Security A Business Owner Must Know

 

Your web security is about risk reduction because the risk will never- ever be zero. There is no perfect security solution or guarantee because the hacks will come up with new methods every day. So serious business people must get familiar with the 4 areas of security that will stack the ‘web security odds’ in their favor. 

 

1. Local Computers & Communication

– simply put, your computer is the biggest area of vulnerability where most hacks begin (i.e. keystroke software loaded to a device exposes all logins ) 

– best to have virus scanning solutions and we also recommend having malware scanning software (i.e. malwarebytes.com)

– be reluctant to click on links or react to anything in email unless you are absolutely certain of who it came from

– if inclined to pursue something, search the website domain on Google before visiting = Google crawls the world wide web’s website pages for malware- and nefarious activity


2. Website Updates Management

– manage a business website as if it is under attack… because it is! 

– good website software advances and unless someone else owns your website, keep it updated  

– with WordPress there are core updates, theme & application updates that either advance usability or harden code against vulnerability to hack

3. Web Security

– there are good & bad software options, many only suited for particular users so research your solution

– firewalls matter and FREE website security solutions offer NO firewall

– inconvenient as it may be -encrypt login page URLs , usernames and passwords

 

4. Secure Socket Layers ( SSL )WHY DOES GOOGLE WANT US TO USE SSL?

– Google has stated SSL is necessary

– now they make it visible in the browser, you are either an ‘I’ for insecure or a ‘Green Lock’ for secure website

– SSL protects the exchange of information between a browser and a website from hacks that might otherwise get in between that connection ( this is NOT website, so much as it is web security )

– it may seem obvious for e- commerce, but the exposure here stems from the fact that visitors fill out website contact forms and website owners log in to their websites from a browser!


Managing a web presence can be difficult for busy business people so we provide a series of different webmaster & host management options, including advanced website security, to relieve folks of that burden.  Ask us about client friendly webmaster services!