Cyber security and the growing threats online seem to be mounting by the minute. Protecting your website, computers, data, business and clients is becoming more and more challenging. Still, you can't ignore the issue and leave your business at risk. Here are 4 tips to help you secure your website and computers:
1. ADD AN SSL CERTIFICATE:
This will enable https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Data becomes encrypted and the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This will help visitors feel safer and reduce your risk and liability. It will also help your SEO.
2. BACK UP YOUR WEBSITE:
Hackers are everywhere. Even well secured sites may fall victim to hacking. Keep a full back up of your website both on your computer and on an external drive. Complete full website backups regularly.
3. KEEP PASSWORDS PROTECTED & UPDATED:
How often are you changing your passwords? Are you sharing sensitive passwords with staff? Are your passwords written down in your office? You need to have complex passwords that are changed regularly for you website, hosting, email, social media, etc. Don't ever share this information unless absolutely necessary.
4. KEEP YOUR SOFTWARE UP TO DATE:
Outdated software on your computer can leave you vulnerable. New security patches and fixes are often included in software updates. Be sure all the programs running on your computer are always up to date.