Your website is the fundamental component of your online presence, it’s likely to be the first point of contact between your brand and your potential client base. It’s therefore extremely valuable and needs to be treated as such. Going into 2020, make sure you’ve done all you can to stop hackers from defacing it, placing unwanted links on it or hold onto it until you pay up the requested amount.
Use a secure password – we know this seems obvious but it’s still surprising how many people will use an obvious password to stop them forgetting it! If remembering passwords is an issue, consider using a password-management app, that would suggest complex passwords, saves them for you and fills them in automatically so you don’t have to remember them.
Keep all your software updated – Check regularly for updates to your operating systems, plugins and other software. Hackers are constantly scanning thousands of sites looking for websites that have vulnerabilities in their software. Don’t give them a key!
Install SSL – it protects your users’ information as it moves between your website and database and makes it much more difficult for anyone to access your site and its traffic without authorisation. It also gives your site an SEO boost and Google prefers to rank more secure websites higher
Back up regularly – if despite your best intentions you still find your website hacked, only a recent backup can help you fully recover.
Call us today to ensure that your website is secure going into the new year.
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