In the modern world, it’s more important than ever to secure your websites and other online portals. As technology continues to grow, so too do attempts to break it. Without proper business web security, your websites can be at risk of hacking and data loss. It’s critical for businesses to protect their servers and websites, especially if their sites hold client/customer information. Protecting your business from cyber threats is a vital part of making sure your business succeeds.
No matter what security system you have for your business, a strong backup system will always be necessary. Even if you’re protected against most threats, you can’t account for human error or the occasional new threat that crops up. Data loss is one of the top two problems a business can experience when they aren’t properly protected.
To keep your data secure, you should have a backup drive that you regularly update and keep separate from your normal drives. For larger businesses or businesses that need extra security, it’s a good idea to have more than one backup drive. With a backup, your data is protected from cyber threats as well as physical threats, such as electrical outages or fires. If something happens to your server or database, you’ll be able to restore your data to a recent version, and only risk losing a few things instead of everything. If you host through a web hosting service, then these backups can be done automatically for you. However, it’s still a good idea to keep your own backups of your files in case something happens.
Being aware of the threats your business faces is the best way to prevent them. You and your employees should be properly trained in cybersecurity measures. Not everyone needs to be a firewall expert or coding genius, but the basic level of security should be understood. Employees need to be aware of what to look for in possible hacking attempts, such as not opening emails from senders they don’t recognize, and web designers should be up to date on the latest in cybersecurity coding. If you work with a web hosting service, a certain level of security is built in with their work. However, it’s still ultimately your job and the job of your employees to keep the company’s online presence out of harm’s way.
A security system means very little when it’s not updated properly. It can seem like a hassle sometimes, when your operating system or security applications require updating nearly every day or so. However, these updates are critical in the fight against cyber-attacks. The longer a system is in place, the more time a potential hacker has to figure out a way to bypass it. As new methods are created to get around security measures, new measures need to be utilized to prevent them. Updating your systems and applications regularly is one of the best and most proactive ways to ensure your security system works properly.
Virtual Private Network
Using a virtual private network (VPN) can provide your business with additional security while increasing productivity. A VPN allows two computers to establish a virtual point-to-point connection over a public network. Although the network they are on is shared, the connection acts as a private one. This allows users to privately and securely connect without having to spend extra time, money, and computing power on an actual private server. It does cost a little extra to use, but VPNs are a great way to boost business web security without going the extra mile.
At the heart of nearly every cybersecurity system is encryption. Encryption protects data by putting up codes and firewalls that block potential threats. The most common encryption method is SSL (secure socket layer) certification. Websites with proper SSL security systems will be able to send and receive encrypted data.
Sending anything over the internet is risky. But having that data encrypted dramatically reduces the chances of hacking or data loss. Having an SSL or other encryption software available on your websites helps keep your clients’ and customers’ information safe, as well as your own. With an SSL security feature, visitors to your site are assured that you are taking the steps necessary to protect them and your business. Without an encryption service, your business is likely to stagnate as users will be less likely to make an account, purchase items, or even submit their emails for a mailing list.
Getting an encryption service for your website takes a few steps and includes a few registrations. However, if you host through a web hosting service, you can easily pay for this feature and have them handle the rest. It’s a quick and relatively easy way to ensure your business is properly protected from online threats.
Web Hosting Services
Keeping your business safe online is a lofty goal, one that not everyone is able to accomplish. Thankfully, web hosting services like Cirrus Hosting offer advanced security features as part of their packages. You can mix and match which security features you want for your business, or let our team of trained cybersecurity specialists help you decide.
Every business is unique, and every business will need its own business web security system. Cirrus Hosting offers everything from VPNs to SSLs to backup services to dedicated servers. Our job is to help you get your business online and keep it online safely. Explore our available packages or give us a call at 1-877-624-7787 to discuss your business and its security needs. With our help, you’ll feel confident knowing your business’ online presence is secure.