Website Security is Critical for Your Business
Website security for your business
Websites are incredibly vulnerable. Without the proper security measures in place, your website runs the risk not only of ending up pulled down or disabled without your consent, but of revealing sensitive customer information to people who aren’t supposed to have it.
Consider not storing sensitive information.
For a small business, the benefits of not having that information available to hackers far outweighs the lack of convenience for customers at checkout. It only takes them a minute to re-enter their credit card information; it would take you months to put to rights the fallout from stolen information. On the other hand, if you do store sensitive information, make sure that someone is monitoring your website security regularly to ensure that no one slips in and steals it.
Train all employees in website security procedures.
That means teaching them how to develop a secure password, how to keep their data safe, and how not to fall into the trap of giving a hacker information. If your employees have access to a computer in your building, they need to know how to help keep it secure. Also, be strict about regulating internet usage at work. That doesn’t mean that you have to prevent your employees from ever using the internet, but it does mean that you need to teach them safe surfing practices and be strict about violations. All it takes is one piece of malware that makes it through your antivirus software to create a serious problem.
Back up your information regularly.
Every piece of data that is stored in your system should be backed up regularly to ensure that if something happens, you can have your website back up and running as soon as possible. Every minute that your website is down is a potential lost customer, so if your website comes down, you want it back up fast!
Make sure you’re running security monitoring software and a strong web application firewall.
You want a strong firewall that will catch threats as they arise and security monitoring software that will catch anything that makes it through the firewall. Candesco Media offers these services as part of their website monitoring package, which will help you keep all of your website security in one place.
Wondering how you’re ever going to keep up with all of this? You don’t have to. Candesco Media will back up, update, monitor, and clean your website so that all you have to worry about is what you’re good at: customer care. Contact us to see how we can help you keep your system running as efficiently as possible.