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7 security Tips to Protect your Company Website from Hackers

December 13, 2018 No Comments

Featured article by Peter McAllister, Marketing Enthusiast and Independent Technology Author

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Hackers can be a real pain in the neck but with proper protection and protocol their tactics are easy to eliminate. Continue reading to get our 7 tips to protect your company website from hackers.

Stay updated

In order to keep your site secure you must keep your software updated. You don’t want to leave any leaks or holes because hackers will take advantage of them. Stay up to date and keep an eye out for hacking threats. If you know what you are looking for when it comes to breaches in your security then you will know how to protect against it. Take what you know or have learned and place precautions. You can never be too cautious when it comes to the safety of your data and information.

Toughen up access control

Make sure that your team are using passwords and usernames that are impossible to guess. Everything you do not want a hacker to see is easily accessible at an admin level. Limit things like login attempts and password resets and never send login credentials through an email as it is possible that the email account is also hacked.

Tighten network security

What can you do to tighten network security? Here are five quick tips to get you started. Keep expiration on logins after a certain amount of inactivity. You should also and stop take the necessary steps to stop ddos on your network by consulting security specialists. Make sure you and your team are changing passwords frequently and that neither you or your team are write down passwords. Finally, be sure that all devices plugged into the network are scanned for malware every time they are attached.

Install a web application firewall

Web application firewalls are either software or hardware based. The firewall works between your data connection and server and reads the data passing through. Think of the component as a gateway for all incoming traffic through your company’s website. After installation the software is able to block hacking attempts and filtering out unwanted traffic including traffic from spammers and malicious bots.

Install security applications

Protect your company website from external threats by installing security applications. When combined with WAF they build up a secure wall around your company website that makes it extremely difficult for hackers to penetrate. There are applications available that hide the identity of a website’s CMS. Applications like these will protect you from automated hacking tools. You can never be too cautious when working towards protecting your companies website.

Remove form auto-fill

Enabling autofill on your website makes you vulnerable to attacks from any person’s computer or device that has logged into the website. Never resort to laziness. There are almost always consequences for such action. It only takes one time of clicking on a compromised website for hackers to get your passwords and usernames from autofill forms.

Back-up frequently

For anyone who has ever had to anything as simple as typing out an essay or book report, you know how important is it to back up the information. Such tactics are crucial in protecting your company. You want to back up multiple times a day on and off site. Make sure information and data is protected and stored correctly just in case the absolute worst happens. Be sure that every time a file is saved, it is also being backed up in various locations. When your hard drive fails, and it eventually will, you will be thankful that you did so.

 

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