Protect the device
your site is hosted on
While it is not necessary to run a site behind an enterprise-level firewall, there are some basic steps you should take to secure your computer. For example, install anti-virus software and make sure you keep it up to date. While anti-virus software can often detect malware and warn users of potential threats, these applications are not infallible: sometimes malicious code can go undetected. If you would like to secure your site by companies specializing in security, sign up for a contract with koddos.
Use an SSL Certificate
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a form of security that ensures your website’s data is encrypted and transmitted over a secure connection. Hackers are able to access information from an unsecured site because it sends content in plain text. However, by using SSL on your website, you ensure that all information is hidden from prying eyes. Make sure that your website is secured with an SSL certificate for maximum protection.
Keep Software Up-to-Date
Keeping software up-to-date is one of the best ways you can protect your site. Hackers are always finding new vulnerabilities, and if you’re not running updated software, they’ll find a way in. This means that hackers may be able to see files or directories they shouldn’t be able to see, send spam from your email account, install key loggers on your website and steal information.
Don’t Forget Passwords
Your password is only one of many ways hackers will try to gain access to your site. Make sure you have a strong password and limit access to your control panel with unique logins for all staff members. If any passwords or login information gets compromised, change them immediately. Don’t Leave Backdoors Open: When you set up a new plugin or theme on your website, don’t neglect their security.
Secure Your Information
A key component of information security is protecting data stored in your website. Take time to encrypt any sensitive data stored on your site, and make sure you have access to a reliable backup plan. If possible, encrypting user information and storage should be part of a multi-layered approach, including firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDS) or intrusion prevention systems (IPS).