Why you absolutely need to worry about website security

Would you leave your front door wide open? Of course not! So, why do so many businesses leave their websites wide open to hacking?

 

Keeping your website secure is one of the most important things you can do for your business. Every website has the potential to be attacked by hackers and cyberbots – some very high profile companies have been caught out in recent times. Personal data, business data and a raft of other significant information can be targeted. However, the majority of website security breaches are not to steal your data or deface your website, but instead attempts to use your server as an email relay for spam, or to setup a temporary web server, normally to serve files of an illegal nature – think how damaging this could be to your reputation…

 

Hacking is regularly performed by automated scripts written to scour the Internet in an attempt to exploit known website security issues in software.

 

Weak passwords, insufficient security updates and a bad business process can all lead to a dreaded attack – any attack, however big or small should be treated very seriously. So, at a basic level, what can you do?

 

First things first, make security a business priority. Weave it into all of your normal businesses processes – do you delete from your system the profiles of staff that have left? How often do you ask for password updates? How sophisticated is your password system? Who hosts your website? Do they include security as part of their service? Does it meet your needs? Do you have password areas for sensitive data? If so, are they encrypted? What about a back-up plan? What would you do if your site were hacked?

 

All of these raise big questions and the need for much thought. Perhaps we can help?

 

As technological experts, Olamalu takes security very seriously indeed. As part of our hosting service, we offer security for all the websites we build. This includes r

 

 

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egular updates, fixes, de-bugging and SSL certificates. For some clients, our enhanced security service is needed, providing extra barriers to help protect their particular business. This includes things like monitoring, encryption of data, back ups and more.

 

We must remember that no site is completely hacker proof. However, staying on top of your security process, working with a hosting company who knows their stuff will provide as many barriers as possible to breaking into your site.

February 2016
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