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Why You Should Defend Your Site Against Attack

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One of the most popular reasons for companies having to shut down is that they experience some sort of security breach. When this happens, it is very easy to lose a majority of your customers, and thus have no option but to lose everything. It can be as simple as one person who doesn’t like you that makes the difference between success and absolute failure. There are a lot of different ways that you can secure your servers, your website, and all of the files in both of them as well. We will go over a few inexpensive tips that will get you on track to being safe and secure!

picture of a Security OfficerFirst off, it is important to remember to never keep an entire file stored. If you take someone’s personal information down, you need to make sure that you only get bits and pieces of it to reference back with if you need to for some reason. If you are liable for all of their information and it gets stolen, then you are now in waters that you don’t want to be in whatsoever. You can find someone who knows how to format your system to do this automatically for an incredibly cheap price, and once it’s done you don’t have to worry about that aspect of things.

Next, you need to host your files on two or three separate servers if possible.

 

This is one way to back things up, and if you use cloud hosting, it makes it incredibly easy for all the different servers to update their version of the file at the exact same time. This is another thing that a programmer can help you do, and while it’s a kind of expensive step to partake in, it’s the difference between losing everything and only having to restore a few things.

image of password securityOne of the easiest ways to prevent your site from being attacked is to make sure all secure information is tightly locked up. What this means is that not everyone should be using the same password, and passwords should be changed frequently. If you can have your passwords changed daily and written down somewhere in your office or workplace, that is one of the smartest things that you can do.

It may be annoying to have to change it so much, but when it’s preventing something so serious, it’s definitely worth the time.

Make sure that your password is not globally used for every different outlet you are listed on. I.E: Your company’s Facebook, twitter, and blog password should not all be the same. They should be incredibly different, yet have some sort of way to be linked together easily in your head. Using words from the dictionary is not a very smart idea, because almost every word in the dictionary is tried on the first attempts of a hacker, before moving on to random letter and number combinations.

In addition, adding capital letters, signs and symbols to your password makes it that much harder. The most frequently accessed points in a hacker attack are always the databases, and it’s because they connect to everything else that they could possibly need. By locking this up with an incredibly secure password, (and setting it up so that only users with a certain IP address can get in to the databases), you ensure that no one on the outside world can simply waltz through and cause mayhem to your business. Make sure that when accessing important information, you are using a secure platform. An example of an insecure platform is a home computer that the family uses, or an internet cafe, as they could carry computer viruses which can transfer over to the workplace.

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@JulianaP16 offers secure business hosting advice at InMotion Hosting. Their hosting packages have become popular for business level users who want the extra security of knowing tech support is all US based and 24/7. If you are interested in online business development tips, please feel free to reach out to Juliana directly on Twitter, or through her webhosting news blog here.

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