5 Tips When Securing Your Website
Website breaches happen every day, and we’re noticing many avoidable methods when they occur. During this blog, SecurityRI will point out five major key points when securing your website.
- Make sure your passwords are secure
It’s temping to go with the easy passwords, such as ABC or 123. Although, hackers can crack the common passwords within the blink of an eye. Ensure you’re using passwords with special characters and non-related to your user name, business or personal information.
- Use HTTPS
As a consumer, you may already know what a “secure” website looks like. It’s the “green” lock within the URL. If you have an online store, or if any part of your website will require visitors to hand over sensitive information like credit card numbers, you must invest in an SSL certificate. The cost to you is minor, but the extra level of encryption it offers will keep your customers safe along with your reputation.
- Install security plugins, when possible
These products address the weaknesses that are inherent in each platform, foiling additional types of hacking attempts that could threaten your website.
- Keep platforms and scripts up-to-date
WordPress users can check this quickly when they log in to their WordPress dashboard. Look for the update icon in the top left corner next to your site name. Click the number to access your WordPress Updates & make the adjustments.
- Make Admin Directories tough to spot
A clever way hackers gain access to your site’s data is by going straight to the source and hacking into your admin directories. Hackers can use scripts that scan all the directories on your web server for giveaway names like ‘admin’ or ‘login’ etc. and focus their energies on entering these folders to compromise your website’s security. This is such a basic and avoidable hacking scenario, that is amazing how millions of websites still ignore it.
Furthermore, make sure you follow proper website procedures or outsource to the professionals. Nobody wants their website information being compromised.