How can you keep your website safe?
Hackers have attacked many websites in recent times. Hackers would usually destroy websites and render them inoperable. If they didn’t have backups, website owners would be forced to rebuild their websites from scratch. Companies that had customer payment information stored on their websites could be at risk. Hacking websites were common in the early days. This included leaving tags or “calling card” messages stating that the unknown group had signed.
You could end up with a significant financial burden if you don’t pay attention to your security.
- Repairing the damage and creating contingency plans to protect compromised websites and web applications will cost money.
- Customer trust, confidence, and reputation are lost, which can lead to damage to brand equity, as well as possible negative effects on profitability, revenue, and profitability.
- Web application attacks, poor security measures, and legal battles can have serious consequences. Victims may also be subject to fines and damages.
- Any falsified transactions or employee downtime can hurt revenue and profits
- Website downtime is the closing of one of the most important sales channels for an online business.
Weaknesses in Web Security
Hackers attempt to gain access to your database server through two main routes: web, database servers, and web apps. Common security flaws include:
- Cross-Site Request Forgery: This malicious attack entails tricking users into performing an action they didn’t intend. A request is sent by a third-party website to a web app against which a user has been authenticated (e.g. Their bank. The attacker can then access functionality via the victim’s authenticated browser.
- Security Misconfiguration: Hackers can gain access to sensitive information or features, and this could lead to system compromise.
- SQL injection: This injection allows an attacker to modify, delete, create, and update data in the back-end databases.
- Insecure Direct Object References: An insecure direct object refers to a reference that is exposed by a web app to an internal object. Database records, directories, and files are all internal implementation objects. URL hackers will gain access to private information if an application exposes a reference to any of these objects.
- Session management and authentication are broken. An attacker can hijack an active session to take a user’s identity and steal authentication credentials and session identifiers.
- Cross-site scripting (XSS: This allows attackers to execute scripts within the victim’s web browser. It results in a hijacking user session, redirecting the victim to malicious sites, or defacing websites.
How Watch can help you secure your website
You can prevent these web security flaws and ensure a safe website experience by installing reliable web security tools that can handle different threats and attacks, as well as preventing hackers from reaching your network. Comodo now offers cWatch, a security platform that provides customers with the best-managed security service for monitoring and threat management. cWatch is available in the cloud, hybrid, and on-premises environments.
Watch offers the following key features:
- Web Application Firewall: Provides powerful, real-time edge security for websites and web applications. It also provides enhanced filtering and intrusion protection.
- Security Information and Event Management: Enhance intelligence that can leverage existing events and data from more than 85M+ endpoints and over 100M+ domains
- PCI scanning: This scanning allows service providers and merchants to stay compliant with PCI DSS
- Secure Content Delivery Network ( CDN ) – A global network of distributed servers that improves the performance of web apps and websites
- Malware Monitoring & Remediation: Detects and provides methods and tools to eliminate it. It also helps prevent future attacks.
- Cyber Security Operations Center: Comodo offers a team of 24/7 certified cybersecurity professionals to provide surveillance and remediation services.
Log in to Web Security
Login Security for Web Applications
Any browser can be used to log in to the catch admin console. Logging in to the cWatch admin console for the first time requires that you use the username/password provided in your confirmation email. Comodo recommends that you change the password after your first login for security reasons.
To change your password:
- To the left, click the profile icon.
- In the ‘Profile” interface, click ‘Change Password.
- Provide your current password
- Enter your new password
- Click on ‘Change Password”