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Web Security Is Crucial For Every Online Business

Published on 29 March 17
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New technologies are invented to cut-down labor hours and improve efficiency. Where some tasks require us to invest ample of time and efforts, automating the workload has enabled us to perform effectively with accuracy. But with the digital world, comes a host of drawbacks and risk factors such as cyber threat. Nowadays, online businesses are highly exposed to external threats and thus, implementing security features is as essential as earning profit.

Not only for your business, but a good website security strategy is essential for securing your customers' data. Even a slightest loophole can cause major problems that can directly impact your business and damage its value and reputation. Adding security layers to your website will only help prevent a range of vulnerabilities. Here are few security applications to consider -

Website Security Scanning

Security scanning is scrutinizing websites for any security flaws. This also includes SQL injection scanning, Cross Site Scripting (CSS) vulnerabilities, and look for malware that might be hosted in your environment unknowingly. Some security scanners provides a complete report on the security scan and alerts you if there are other things that you need to keep a check on. Adding a security scanning service will only do good for your website and your business.

SSL Certificate

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is another web security feature, which is a green padlock that you find on right before the domain name in the web address bar. So if you want to ensure whether the website is secure, simply check for this icon because if you are passing your personal details, it's essential to ensure that you are doing through a safe network. If not, you're letting your data loose to hackers who can steal your information and misuse it.

To increase the adoption of this security feature, Google has included SSL security as a parameter to search engine rankings. So if your website is SSL secured, chances of better ranking is higher.

Keep your software up-to-date

One of the most common but effective advice. Not all scripts are updated regularly, which paves a path for hackers to invade. Make sure to deploy automatic scripts update along additional features such as themes and plugins as if not updated, these add-ons can be risky as well.

Create strong passwords

Another standard advice. But you seriously need to have a very strong password. One of the biggest reason leading to cyber attacks is easy passwords. Use secure password as this is the cornerstone of any web security. Create password that is easy-to-remember but difficult to predict.

In addition, there are several data center services such as disaster recovery solution, cloud backups and many more that can help prevent disastrous consequences. Moreover, you can also automate web security application for more conveniently and easily carrying out security scans.

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