It does not matter if you are a small startup business or a big established brand, when it comes to security everyone should understand why it’s an important issue. Everyone that is working today with their business online should always dedicate more money to security than they should on other less important things.
We understand that integration with certain apps and programs, and that the flashier your website is the prettier the experience your visitors will have, but if they can’t reach the site due to it being hacked or taken down for some other reason, then all your money invested into those things will go to waste.
It is detrimental that every business invests a certain amount into its security online so that their content can be protected from all the rising potential new and old threats that pester every corner of the web. So, the big question is why and how you should invest into your security. Read down below for some basic tips and explanations.
Why should security be your top priority
In this digital age of information that we live in, there are a lot of threats that endanger our daily lives in the real world, but there are even more threats that endanger our business online and even sometimes our lives and the lives of people that come to our site. Since today we have literally hundreds of thousands of malicious software tools and other programs that can endanger our work and private information it is important that we secure it.
The reason why this must become a top priority is that a lot of work that is done online today also requires a certain trust that goes both ways, between the site and the site visitor. The site gathers specific information and stores it and the site visitor visits the site to get the information that he wanted. If one side is infected or has malicious intent than the other will either suffer considerable losses or will be able to prevent any damage due to a quality secure defense.
To keep your business and the data of your user’s safe, you must invest into good online security.
Ways to make your site more secure
The best way to protect your site is at the start of the website, which is at the hosting location. If you can afford the protection your web host offers you should take it. These might include
When it comes to saving your data from any potential losses, due to some natural accident or from users that want to access things they are not supposed to, nothing is better than a backup plan. If you have a secure backup that can store all the information, even if something goes wrong you can quickly restore it all. This alone makes it the best investment.
The protection your web hosting service can offer starts with SSL protection. SSL protection offers encryption to all information that is transferred between a web server and the user’s web browser. SSL certificates are usually visible on the top left part of the web browser as a small pad lock next to the website.
Secure File Transfer Protocol
SFTP is an additional protection service that your web hosting service can offer. Under this protection, lots of different things are protected and it all depends on your web host so make sure to ask them what falls under this protection as it differs from one host to another.