Today internet users are very conscious about security; they are aware of personal data security, issues pertaining to website security etc and keep following news about malware attacks, security breaches etc. Hence they are getting increasingly cautious while surfing the net and browsing websites, making online purchases, banking transactions etc.
Thus for every enterprise, every organization, it becomes important in today’s scenario that they secure their websites and ensure the security of customers’ personal data. Here’s a discussion on how this can be achieved, in the best of ways…
SSL Certificate: An important aspect of website security
- 1 SSL Certificate: An important aspect of website security
- 3 Protect website from hacks and data thefts with some basic security measures
- 4 Protect customers’ data from unauthorized access
- 5 Have a backup ready
- 6 Choose a reliable hosting service
Using SSL certificates is integral to website security. SSL protection ensures that whatever data (personal data like credit card details etc) are entered by your customers while making purchases/transactions using your website remain encrypted and cannot be intercepted by a third party. Customers today check if the website has SSL protection, by looking at the address bar for HTTPS and hence having SSL certificate for your website would be good for your business as well as it helps build trust.
Protect website from hacks and data thefts with some basic security measures
Protecting your business website from hacks and data thefts by adopting some very basic security measures is important. For this you need to ensure that you use the basic security software, have strong and secure passwords for FTP, change FTP account passwords regularly and limit the FTP access to specific IP addresses. Such things contribute a lot towards ensuring that your website is protected from hacks and data thefts.
Customers’ data, if it falls into wrong hands, could be misused and this could cause serious damage to the customer as well as to the company. Thus it becomes important that due care is shown as regards handling customers’ data. You need to make sure that customers’ data remain protected from unauthorized access. Accounts can be created for administrators by which they would each be given access to specific sections of the shop. This kind of a planning works when the admin panel is administered by several people.
Have a backup ready
Database backup is a must. You should also make it a policy to have the backup of your entire website and update this backup as and when required because failures and breakdowns happen. Moreover, a malware attack could also lead to data being lost.
Choose a reliable hosting service
It’s very important to go for a hosting service that’s reliable and safe. You must have a server that’s stable and a support service that’s good. These things are important for the smooth functioning of your website and also very important as regards its security. In case you have an issue, you’d want your hosting service providers to give you timely support and assistance.
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