Website security | Cybersecurity

30 Aug

So you’re building a website? Here’s how to keep it safe

A website is a fundamental marketing tool for any new business and for companies looking to expand their client base. But, setting up an e-commerce website for your business needs to be done in a way that maximises your online security.

Your website is electronically linked to both you and your business in terms of privacy, geolocation, and financial details. This means that any gaps in your website security could expose your confidential private information to cybercriminals.

With an average of 30 000 websites being hacked per day, now is definitely not the time for complacency when it comes to the safety of your digital online assets.

Let’s take a look at some of the risks involved in setting up a business website from an online security point of view and how you can mitigate them while creating a unique piece of online real estate.

pay for WordPress themes – it’s cheaper than a data breach 

Pirated WordPress themes that contain malware and other coding which allows easy access to your website and business data are a cybercriminal’s fastest route in. You can close it by opting for paid themes from legitimate developers.

  • Using cheap themes may seem like a good idea when it comes to cost savings but considering the massive security gap that they open up for your website security it’s just not worth it.
  • Choosing safe WordPress themes with built in security or ordering custom themes from a developer with experience in dealing with cybersecurity is an investment in both the professional appearance of your website and its security.

maintain strong passwords for solid website security

strong passwordsFiltering your users’ passwords for strength and insisting on combinations that are hard to crack can save your site from a major data breach.

To learn more, check out this article on our blog that has 5 easy tips to ensure password strength.

run your new website with secure cloud storage for seamless data management

Once your business website is up and running you’ll need to deal safely with the stream of data between your site and the internet on a daily basis.

Opting for one of our secure cloud storage packages for businesses will give you peace of mind while your data remains safe and encrypted in the cloud.

To learn more about secure cloud storage and how it could  benefit your business, contact us today.

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