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June 22, 2020 No Comments

Featured article by Bernadine Racoma, Content Manager of eTranslation Services

When you are running a website, you need to make sure that that it is as secure as possible. Customers are much more aware of how dangerous the internet can be and are more alert when it comes to hackers. Your website must be secure in every way and this information should be available to any visitors to assure them.

Making your website more secure is relatively easy, as long as you are willing to utilize some of the progressive technologies that are available to you in 2020. In this guide, we are going to look at some of the ways that website security can be enhanced. Use this to make some real changes this year.

Update Your Software

One of the best ways to enhance the security on your website is to update your software regularly. Each time your software gets an upgrade, there is special attention paid to the security elements. The companies who create the software understand how important security is and so make it easy for you to secure your website. Usually, you’ll find that updates can come through automatically, but you might have a setting on that prevents this. Take a closer look at this and see if you can find a security update that will improve your website today. This is also something that you should be doing internally in order to secure your files within the business, not just on the website itself.

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Use Secure Payment Methods

If you are running a website that accepts payments online, then you must make sure that these payments are secure. One of the best ways to do this is to only partner with payment providers who offer a secure system. Some of the best methods that you should consider include PayPal and credit or debit card providers who offer two-factor authentication. If you are looking for an example of a site that offers secure and trustworthy payment methods, you should check out the best online casino in the USA. Check out their list and see if there are any methods that you had not yet considered. Once you find secure methods to offer, you’ll increase your security by quite a lot.

Change Your Hosting

Another great way to make sure that your website is secure is to change the company that you are using for hosting. Some web hosting companies are not as trustworthy as others and could be putting your website security at risk. It is very important that you are spending time looking into the web hosting company and that you know what kind of security measures they have in place. There is no point in putting your own measures in place if someone could easily access the hosting server. We advise choosing a host that regularly updates and offers technical support. You can usually find reviews online so make sure to use these to make the right decision.

Scan your Website

Each time that you make any changes to your website, you should make sure to scan it for any insecurities. If you regularly update your website to add new products or other features, then you might find that this is quite difficult to do. There are some tools that you can use that will automatically scan your website and check for these insecurities. This will help you to save some time but not neglect your security. This is something which is done by big companies such as Amazon and eBay so don’t let these issues go unchecked. Start scanning as soon as possible and use the tools that are at your disposal.

Hire An Expert

Did you know that you can hire experts that are able to figure out the best possible way to enhance the security on your website? These companies are trained to look at the risks involved and figure out the best way to remove them. Yes, this will cost you money, but it can also save you a lot of time and reduce the risk of an unwanted visitor accessing your files. You can usually find local companies online that can help you to do a security audit, but you should make sure to shop around. Some companies might charge more than others when they aren’t really offering a better service. Make sure to take their advice on board and make any important changes.

Be Transparent

The final tip that we have for those who want to enhance their website security is to be as transparent as possible. While this won’t have much of a direct impact on the actual security of your website, you’ll find that it can help to build trust with potential customers and people who visit your website. They will want to know that they can trust what you are offering and that their details will be in safe hands. Some of the ways to be transparent include telling them about the encryption that you use and updating them when you improve any security measures. The more transparent you are, the more trustworthy you will be. Just make sure not to give too much away so as to avoid putting your security at risk!

Final Thoughts

Making sure that your website is as secure as possible should be something that you do on a regular basis. There are many tools at your disposal that you should be taking advantage of in order to secure your website and keep your customers details private. If you are accepting payments and are recording the details of your visitors, then this is even more important.

Make sure to take on board all of the tips that we have given you in this article and use them to make some real changes this year. In 2020, more people are on the lookout for a secure website so if you can’t offer this, they might go elsewhere. Use any progressive technologies that are available to you now.

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Bernadine Racoma is the Content Manager of eTranslation Services. Her long experience in an international development institution and extensive travels have provided her a wealth of knowledge and insights into cultural diversity. She writes to inform, engage, and share the idea of the Internet being a useful platform for communicating, knowledge sharing, educating, and entertaining. You can find Bernadine Racoma at Google Plus, on Facebook and Twitter.

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