How to protect your website against hacking

How you can protects your business website against hackers.

Your website is at risk from hackers and this post explores some measures that can be taken to protect your site against malicious attack by dealing with security vulnerabilities that may be present. Some of the actions suggested can be done without external help; others will need some specific expertise.

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Why are people trying to hack your website?

What do hackers want with a small business website?

Hackers are scanning the internet for websites that have security vulnerabilities. Once they find a vulnerability they are quick to exploit it, gaining access to your site and your web server in order to make money from this. Their activities could cause damage to your business in various ways that are discussed in this short article.

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Improving Website Security with Encryption

Keeping websites safe

This blog post discusses website security in particular the increasing need to move to secure connections between server and devices used to access websites to combat hacking. The benefits of encryption are mentioned and the move to HTTPS is strongly recommended.

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Website Risk Management

Managing the risks of having a business website

Website risk management is not a topic that receives a great deal of attention but in this article I’d like to talk about one particular aspect of the subject and emphasise the need for ongoing support and maintenance of business websites.

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An Appeal about Passwords

Strong passwords make the internet safer

As everyone knows, there is a lot of attempted fraud on the internet and there are people who would like to use your userid and password to access the services you use. Why do they do this? It may be that they can get financial information, e.g. credit card details, which they can take advantage of or, they may just want to use your email address to send SPAM messages to others. The first of these can obviously lead to your finances being compromised (usually quantifiable) and the second results in reputational damage, both personal and affecting your business (unquantifiable). Neither of these outcomes are, in any way, desirable. However, there are simple actions you can take to protect yourself.

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