‘A good website security policy is vital for your business’
Website security is a fundamental consideration when developing a website. Ensuring a website is secure is critical, not only for user experience and protecting the content of your website, but moreover for faith in your company. If a breach occurs and user data is compromised, the consequences can be very serious.
Regular software updates
Depending on what package your site is written in, periodically software companies release updates. Most of these are security related updates. Hackers exploit ‘holes’ in old, out of date versions of software, which could potentially make sites vulnerable. It is vital that these updates are installed as soon as possible after they are released. We can help back up your site and then install the upgrades with minimum disruption to your business to ensure you have the appropriate website security software installed.
Denial of Service (DoS)
A hacker can target your site by spamming it. This is for the purpose of using up all the website servers’ resources to then cause the site to fall over as the server cannot cope. We can install anti-hacking and anti-spam software to minimise the chance of this happening.
Anti Virus software
It is always a good idea to have some-sort of anti virus software installed on your website. Some content management systems have them installed automatically, but some require installation. We can help you through this process.
Anti Spam software
Following on from the anti virus software, it is always a good idea to check your site frequently for spam – not only for Denial of Service issues, but also if you allow comments on your site, goodness knows what rubbish spammers could be injecting.
How you manage customers’ data is the backbone of GDPR. At the very least you must inform users what information you hold on them when they use your site and what you do with this information. For further guidance on GDPR for UK businesses follow this link.