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The 4 Areas of Web Security Business Owners Must Know

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4 Areas of Web Security A Business Owner Must Manage

 

Your web security is about risk reduction because the risk will NEVER BE ZERO. There is no perfect security solution or guarantee because the hacks are forever working on new methods as we all go on about business days. Serious business people must get familiar with the 4 areas of security that, when managed, 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 malware will expose all logins) 

– best to have virus 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, 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, like WordPress, advances; however, because the advances come in the way of code updates, they must be managed  

– WordPress has core software updates, theme and application updates that advance usability or harden code against vulnerability to hack

3. Website Security

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

– firewalls matter and FREE website security solutions do not offer firewalls

– inconvenient as it may be we must all manually-encrypt login page URLs , usernames and passwords by using a non- obvious combination of letters, numbers and symbols

– when offered – use double identification techniques

4. Secure Socket Layers ( SSL ) / Browser to Website ConnectionsWHY DOES GOOGLE WANT US TO USE SSL?

– Google has stated SSL is necessary

– now they make it visible in the browser, meaning 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!