Creating websites is pretty easy these days. A task which no longer requires coding skills. Thanks to Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and others, your business website is just a few clicks away. No doubt many online businesses are benefitting from these CMS(es) as they no longer are required to invest in web development teams. But this process is not without its drawbacks.
The drawback? CMS(es) have given rise to half-baked webmasters who may have trouble securing your business websites when it is targeted by hackers and their security threats. Therefore in this blog, we take it upon ourselves to enlighten business website owners like you and those half-baked webmasters who may have set up your business website, by offering some website security tips.
1.Update Your Website Regularly: Just like operating systems and software applications, websites (and web applications) too need to be patched regularly to protect them against the emerging security threats. This is usually done through a process called virtual patching (included in cWatch – our website security software) which ensure your websites are strong enough to handle zero-day exploits and other security vulnerabilities your CMS might contain.
2.Modify Default CMS Settings: Resist your urge of taking the easy way out by going ahead with the default CMS settings used while setting up your website. This would be a really stupid thing to do, as it will give the hacking community an easy chance to hack into your websites. So modify them at all costs.To give a simple example, modify the default CMS settings such that the user should seek permission from a higher authority before installing a particular extension (plugin or addon) to the website. This kind of modification to the default settings can improve your website security greatly.
3.Update Extensions As Well: Of course, your business website is going to have extensions (plugins or add-ons). And it’s your job as the website owner or webmaster not to forget to update them as well while updating your website. Because ‘extensions’ are highly favored target amongst the hacking community and literally serves as an entry point for them into your website.
4.Perform Regular Website Backups: Always be prepared for the worst. What will you do if that catastrophic event befalls your business? To save face and get your business back on track, you need to have a proper backup strategy in place. Think of ways using which you can safely back up your website data.
5.Provide Sensible User Access: Make sure not all website users get the same level of access. Ensure access permissions are granted based on some hierarchical level. For example, never provide guest bloggers access to your entire website. Instead, grant them only the rights which they need. That is, the ability to create (and maybe edit) their posts.
6.Don’t Forget The Passwords! Yes, we know, this sounds like an oft-repeated (and perhaps trivial?) piece of advice. But it is not. Because we often make the gravest mistake of missing out on the simplest things. And setting up strong passwords is one of them. Therefore ensure passwords to your websites are strong. And by strong, we mean the usual mix of alphabets, numbers, symbols, special characters etc.
7.Subscribe To Website Security Software: No matter how careful website owners might be, their business websites will always remain prone to hacking, partly because of the sophisticated attacks hackers employ these days, and partly because of the vulnerable CMS platform they may be built upon. Therefore the only way to truly secure your websites (be it e-commerce or any other form of business website) is by subscribing to the services of website security software like Comodo cWatch.
Why Use Comodo cWatch?
Comodo cWatch comes equipped with an impressive security stack of features which ensure your business websites stay protected against various forms of security threats – be it a zero-day exploit or any other form of vulnerability. Be it Brute Force, DDoS, SQL Injection or any other form of popular website attacks, your website will be easily secured against them.
Moreover, our website security application can also optimize your website’s performance – so that they easily achieve faster speeds and operate successfully 24/7 – with the help of Content Delivery Networks (CDN). Subscribers also get to avail the services of a dedicated Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) who can fix your website security related issues within seconds.
So what are you waiting for? Subscribe to Comodo cWatch Now! Comodo cWatch is available in 3 different packs: Pro, Premium, and Enterprise.