Tips to Enhance Your Website Security

POSTED ON 15, Nov 2016 By John

The security of a website is a major concern for all website owners. Whether business based or individual based, all websites are prone to attacks by either hackers or malware. Most people do not care about their website’s security because they think that their sites have nothing worth being hacked for but they surely do. Your data is not the main target of a website hack. Hackers want to use your server as a temporary web server to send files of an illegal nature. You can save your company the agony of a website attack by embracing the following ways of enhancing website security.

  1. Ensure that your scripts and platforms remain up to date

Platform providers have teams that work around the clock to seal any security holes in their systems. If any, these teams release patches and updates to fix them. These are the holes used by hackers to attack a website and if you do not install their updates as regular as they release them, you will be vulnerable to an attack.

  1. Let your website have Strong Layers of Security

Web Application Firewall provides a first line defense against attacks on our website. The firewall inspects incoming traffic, signals and weeds out malicious requests. On the other hand, using hard to guess passwords on your site is also an inexpensive way of enhancing your site’s security. It is also a good practice to change the passwords regularly.

  1. Tighten your measures on network security

The users of the computers in your office may involuntarily give hackers an easy time while hacking into your website servers. They do these in a number of ways like login into their accounts and leaving them inactive for a long time, using weak passwords, plugging devices into your network, and using them before scanning them for malware. To avoid this you should tighten your network security measures by ensuring that logins expire if inactive for a certain short period, using frequently changed strong passwords and scanning devices for malware on every plugin.

About John

John is a co-founder and a lead developer at A&M Digital Technologies. He is tech enthusiast who has a vast experience with server and client side web development. Favorite languages are PHP, JavaScript and Python. Frameworks include Laravel, CodeIgnitor, Meteor and Flask. He has also served as a database administrator and helicopter mechanic with the U.S military. In his hard to come by free time, he enjoying learning violin, travelling and site seeing and catching up with movies. Check his fb and linked-in profile for more...

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