Why is Website Security Important?

When it comes to website security, if you think you’re safe because you’re part of a small company, you are mistaken. Hackers don’t discriminate when it comes to attacking websites. And as a business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your website does not pose a threat to any visitor of your website.

A hacked website can, among other website security issues, cause:

  • Serious damage to your business revenue and reputation
  • Hackers can steal user information and passwords
  • Install malicious software
  • Distribute malware to your users
  • Worst, you may find yourself paying ransomware to hackers just to regain access to your website.

In March 2016, Google reported that more than 50 million website users have been warned about a website they’re visiting may contain malware or steal information.

Furthermore, Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing each week.

If your website is a business, then you need to pay extra attention to your website security.

Similar to how it’s the business owners responsibility to protect their physical store building, as an online business owner it is your responsibility to protect your business website. This can be achieved by:

  • Backups
  • Auditing and monitoring
  • Checking file integrity and monitoring failed login attempts
  • Malware scanning, etc.

Does the above seem complicated, time consuming and risky? Well, they are. Taking care of the security of a physical store is usually delegated to security & patrolling companies and enhanced by the use of alarm systems and the systems.

Nowadays the same applies to your online business (your website security). I can only be guaranteed by outsourcing it to a professional company to monitor and assess risks by means of website security software and periodical risk assessment.

No need to worry! We are here to help, just fill the form on the right and we will get back to you to assess your needs and suggest measures to be taken completely free of charge.

 

 

2021-01-19T11:25:39+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Web News, Website Security|