How secure is your website?

January 22, 2014 Aspin eCommerce Tags: , , 0 Comments

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A website for your customers and prospects is vital to your online success. Would you risk your reputation and the trust you’ve worked so hard to earn, by neglecting website security issues and protocols?

Keeping your website safe and secure doesn’t always need to involve a lot of effort or time, there are some simple things you can do to insure your website and online business runs smoothly.

Securing your website

  • Keep software versions up to date. Whilst updates can sometimes cause bugs and render technologies deprecated, it is important to bear the benefits of regularly updated software in mind, such as security fixes and performance improvements. 
  • Use strong passwords. There are services online that can offer free creation of strong passwords and can be particularly effective as they do not have any personal or professional association. Try Lastpass and Keepass – both of which can keep encrypted databases of all your passwords. 
  • Consider a private server. Many website owners employ a virtual private server (VPS) for increased security. A VPS is far more secure than a shared host, due to being separated from other sites and the ability to use custom firewalls and install other security measures as you see fit. 
  • Know that cross site scripting is inherently dangerous. If you are unaware of the source of your code, how do you know it to be secure? By using third party scripts you expose yourself to a whole range of vulnerabilities. Third party scripts can often change with little or no notification. Consequently, malicious code can be sent back to your website, encouraging customers to click on malicious links that they believe were created by your company. 

At Aspin we take the utmost care to ensure we deliver a professional service that can keep you safe in the knowledge that your business and confidential data are secure.

Aspin, leading by example.

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