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5 Ways To Improve Your Website’s Cyber Security Resilience

June 27, 2022 No Comments

By Oscar Allan

With the rapid increase of individuals with technological knowledge, there has been a reported increase in the number of cybercrimes. There are over 900 cases reported each week globally. This puts many organizations and users at risk of cyber-attacks. Cyber-attacks can be detrimental to any business as it requires a lot of effort and resources to recover from the attack.

Therefore, you should always prioritize your website’s cybersecurity to prevent your critical data from falling into the wrong hands. With the proper security protocols, your website and data will be secure. This will help your business and build trust among your customers and users. 

This article discusses some ways you may use to boost your cyber security resilience.

Outsourcing Your Security Needs

This is giving out your security monitoring and requirements to a company that provides SOC as a service. The company will handle all your security needs at any time of the day, even after business hours. The company usually has enough infrastructure and technical staff who can handle any of your security needs much better than your in-house team. 

This can help you save costs instead of implementing a proprietorship security team. Outsourcing also alleviates administration burdens and ensures increased flexibility. This is because the hired professionals shall be able to adjust and adapt to the changing structures and functionality of the website. Lastly, it minimizes the risks encountered if sole team security was implemented, such as a member resigning from your company.

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Employee Training And Role Setting

Training your employees to identify cyber threats is one of the best ways to mitigate cyber-attacks. This ensures that any cyber-crime attempt is identified and dealt with immediately. It ensures that your website users are confident as the employees have the required knowledge to counter crimes. 

You should also set clear roles among the staff. This is to do away with any confusion among members, such as who has rights to a certain role in the system. For example, if you have a blogging website, you can have only one person with administrative privileges and give the others author rights. This means they can publish articles but can’t change any website setting or access other profiles.

Conduct Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is the process of simulating attacks and data leakage. The method also aims to find security vulnerabilities in your website that hackers can use to access the system. By mimicking an attacker, you are best placed to understand what an attacker would do and patch it before anyone uses it. 

The process involves some phases. First, the tester identifies the possible entry points and collects information about the target. The tester then tries to breach the tested environment. Lastly, the tester compiles a report detailing the risks found and suggests the possible ways of improving the environment’s security.

Invest In Internal Security Protocols

Even after outsourcing your security needs, you may still need to implement an internal security protocol that will protect your website. This includes having an internal security auditor who monitors activities to identify loopholes. Also, you can invest in a security socket layer (SSL) that can help keep your internet connection secure and safeguard the data transmitted.

Moreover, you should also ensure that you obtain two-factor authentication for all logins to the website. This is because passwords alone are not enough to secure a website. A special one-time code or push notifications will be sent to an affiliated mobile phone during a login attempt. No one can log into your account without your consent unless they can physically access your second authentication device. This can be more effective if you are the only one managing your website.

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 Ensure All Software Is Up-To-Date

Updating your software should be a priority to fix any known problems. Managing it is also a focus on restructuring the risk management process. This is because the latest releases in software always come with extra features such as better security and usability. Therefore, if your website is using the latest plugins, you can be sure that the security system is up-to-date and any vulnerability is patched,

If you’re installing in-house equipment, you should ensure that all the actions related to patching servers and endpoints are completed. This is because it’s easier to skip or forget some processes, which could be a security risk.      

Conclusion

Since cybercrimes are in a rage, you should proactively look at how to counter their effects and ensure that your website maintains its functionality. With the strategies mentioned above, you may decide which part you would like to improve. You could outsource your security needs or develop a full staff to ensure your website’s security.

Author Bio

Oscar Allan is a cybersecurity expert and focuses on penetration testing, smart contract audits, and KYC protocols. He loves sharing his tips on cybersecurity through blogs, podcasts, and articles. During his free time, he enjoys bike riding and hiking. 

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