Today, making a website for your business is essential and fundamental as anything else. A good website is your survival juice. However, a secured website is the only key for your existence in the market. Nowadays there are gazillion web developers who can develop your website in no time. However, when you pop up the most important question – “how secure is the website?”, most of them wouldn’t be having a great explanation on that. These days, it is pretty easy to hack your website and add unethical and unwanted information. That’s where cybersecurity (Cyber Security) steps into the picture. It is also essential to prevent hacking and cybercrime.
This is what this blog is all about – some of the most tried, tested, and highly effective ways to secure your website. Cybersecurity, which simply means securing your website in the most right and effective ways is what very few website developers specialize in. Let’s break this blog down into three important parts – What is Cybersecurity? Why cybersecurity? and How is cybersecurity done? Moreover, it will deal with cybersecurity threats and types of cybersecurity.
What is Cybersecurity?
A highly technical term, cybersecurity simply means a technology that acts as a shield for your website and protects it from being hacked. It basically refers to preventive measures taken to protect critical information from being stolen, replaced, compromised, or attacked.
Cybersecurity has already gained enough attention from the government and business organizations. Even many individuals are also aware of hacking and cybercrime. As a result, cyber experts have been emphasizing on securing websites for years. Unfortunately, 60% of the websites are attacked every year and the majority of the industries that are targeted are small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This is because these are the sectors that do not spend much on building or developing a secured and protected website.
Having said that, no matter how big or small your company is, it is highly recommended by experts to secure your website using extreme effective measures for cybersecurity to protect it from hackers. Similarly, this is also applicable to eCommerce websites, mCommerce, and mobile applications.
Potential web attacks
Now that we’ve highlighted the importance of getting your website secured, let us move towards some of the most effective ways to do the same. Our team of expert developers at Vardhaman Infotech have some tried and tested ideas that worked wonders for our clients. Have a look:
Whaling / Spear-Phishing
We know this could be a highly technical term but in layman language, spear-phishing means when someone tries to contact you asking for confidential information like your bank account number, pin number, CVV number, etc. These attacks are majorly aimed at broad audiences in a hope of fooling and exploiting as many of them as they can. This is typically done through email.
Whaling is somewhat similar spear-phishing but here, companies are targeted at large. The person who does this is termed as a ‘whale’ because of his influence in that particular industry. Hackers try to lure influential and famous people in a hope to hack their websites, bank accounts, or information that is highly confidential.
Internet of Things (IoT) majorly refers to numerous devices that can be or are connected to the computer like smartphones and tablets. The main problem arises due to unreliable mobile interfaces, lack of mobile security, privacy issues. Not every smartphone or tablet is secured to prevent hacking and that’s what hackers take the most advantage of.
HOW TO EFFECTIVELY SECURE YOUR WEBSITE?
One of the effective ways for website security is having unique, unpredictable, and highly secured passwords. The website developer is in charge and responsible for creating a secure password. Use various characters to make the password an unpredictable one.
Secure website hosting service
Website hosting services play an extremely essential role when it comes to developing a secured website. Prior to building a website or switching your hosting services, always ask them for the security platform and how effective it is. Always rely on an experienced web developer as hacking has become anybody’s cup of tea.
Timely website checks
Running website checks at regular intervals is highly recommended by us. This can prevent any sort of bugs or warn you well in advance about a potential threat of hacking. The test run needs to be done once every week. Once you find the threats, start solving the toughest one and then move onto destroying every single one of it.
Update website platform and scripts
Updating and securing website platform and scripts is as essential as securing your computers and other devices from the virus. Also, pay close attention to your plugins and tools. Set timely reminders for the same or leave this on your web developer to make sure your website security is not compromised at all.
Be cautious about SQL Injections
SQL is nothing but Standard Query Language and allows people to browse and search for confidential information saved in your databases. It is a code that can easily delete important information and create hurdles for the website to run. One of the compelling ways to avoid SQL injections is to build a secured interface that will prevent hackers from tampering your database.
Every website is vulnerable to face the above-mentioned attacks. Now that we have highlighted the whats, whys, and hows, it is highly recommended that you secure your website today! Leaving your website open and inviting unwanted trouble can definitely hamper your image.
Someone has rightly said – prevention is better than cure and our cyber experts are always at your service. Drop in a message here and we shall get in touch with you. Till then, stay tuned to this space for more such tech-oriented blogs.