Often the easiest strategies are the right ones to handle any tasks. You know that you need to keep your website protected from the bad guys, but you will be faced with complicated concepts and convoluted solutions once you head down the rabbit hole of website vulnerabilities. Even, there are basic best practices to follow to improve the protection of your website. Here are eight important items you can do right now to safeguard your website:
1. Keep your Up-to-Date Apps
Holding all the platforms or scripts you’ve built up to date is important. In common web applications, hackers actively target safety vulnerabilities, and the programs need to be revised to plug security holes. Maintaining and upgrading every software product you use is critical.
2. Enforce a strong policy on passwords
Strong passwords are necessary to use. Hackers often use advanced tools to break passwords using brute force. Passwords containing upper case letters, lower case letters, numerals, and special characters should be complex in order to protect against brute force. Your passwords should have a minimum length of 10 characters. You should maintain this password policy in your company.
3. Encrypt your Pages for Login
On your login pages, use SSL encryption. SSL facilitates the encrypted transfer of confidential information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and login credentials. Information entered on a page is encrypted so that any third party who might intercept it is meaningless. This helps prevent your login credentials or other private data from being compromised by hackers.
4. Use a Host that is Stable
It is very important to choose a safe and reliable web hosting company for the security of your website. Make sure that the host you use is conscious of threats and committed to keeping your website secure. In the event of your site being compromised, your host can also back up your data to a remote server and make it easy to recover. Select a host who, whenever possible, provides ongoing technical support. For our clients, CommonPlaces offers free, efficient hosting.
5. Keep the Website Tidy
Another potential point of entry for hackers is any database, program, or plugin on your website. You should uninstall any files, databases, or programs which are no longer in use from your website. Keeping your file structure structured to keep track of changes and to make it easier to remove old files is also necessary.
6. Your Data backup
Back up your website on a regular basis. In the event your site becomes unavailable or your data is lost, you can maintain backups of all your website information. Your web host company should have their own server backups, but your files should also be backed up periodically. Some content management systems have plugins or extensions that can back up the site automatically, and you should be able to manually back up databases and content as well.
7. Scan your Vulnerabilities Website
To search for website and server vulnerabilities, it is important to perform web security scans periodically. Web security scans should be performed on a schedule and on your web components after any update or addition. On the Internet, there are a range of free tools you can use to measure how safe your website is. For a quick overview, these tools can be helpful, but they won’t find all the potential security vulnerabilities on your web. An in-depth analysis and description of the vulnerabilities on your website will be given by having a specialist perform safety scans on your website.