How To Achieve Better Website Security This Year


“”HOW TO ACHIEVE BETTER SECURITY THIS YEAR!””

 

Since the volume of attackers who do cyber attacks are increasing day by day we need to take precautions to stay protected.  Your website can be easily infected by  a number of  malware and this is mostly done by automated hacking tools available, by this not only your website will be affected but your customers or visitors will also be targeted. Their personal information will be accessed with some unwanted softwares. And by that your customers will ultimately lose their all trust and their will be a giant loss in the company’s reputation. Your site might also get blacklisted after being hacked and by that new customers will also not be able to search or reach your site. The businesses should pay high attention to website security because that makes a strength of your business. So, here are some ways you can do:

 
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1.Better to Invest In Cyber Insurance Before You Are Attacked

Investing in cyber insurance is a wise and a much more safe way than to pay thousands of dollars after being attacked. You should do everything to make your site secure.

First you should make a cyber risk profile of your company and create a list of all the expenses that need to be covered if some incident happens. Then, you can determine an estimate for third-party costs. As it’s wise to choose the cyber insurance to pay the cost of whatever incident occurs than to pay a huge amount of money at risk.

Keep in mind that cyber insurance is still evolving. Cyber risks change frequently, and organizations tend not to report the full impact of breaches in order to avoid negative publicity and damage the trust of customers.

 

2. By using Hashed Passwords

Many businesses use default and easy to detect passwords, which can easily be hacked by the hackers. You should use hashed passwords because sometimes the database gets compromised and the passwords that your users trusted you with get leaked and that really  becomes a serious issue.

To minimize this risk we can strengthen our passwords by some hashing algorithm and change them regularly every few weeks so that it becomes computationally unfeasible to calculate the actual passwords. But if we talk about today, these hashed passwords alone won’t work as there are lookup tables by which hackers can determine or decrypt our hashed passwords so we can use these hashed passwords with  a random data that is used as an additional input to a one-way function that “hashes” data “A Salt” in cryptography. The primary function of salts is to defend against dictionary attacks or against its hashed equivalent, a pre-computed rainbow table attack.

So that’s how your site is less compromised.

3.Switch To HTTPS

If you site is operating on HTTP, you can still switch to HTTPS. Ok Why?? Because it prevents the “man-in-the-middle-attack” by encrypting the information that is sent between browsers and web servers. HTTPS also makes the whole communication encrypted between the browsers and the website.

Since the communications in HTTP is in the form of plain text  so it gets much easier for the hacker that is already trying to break your connections with your browsers. And it’s the most dangerous if the communication includes your credit card or social security number in an order form. So by using HTTPS your communications are not that easy to decrypt and the dat can be securely passed between the browser and the data.

It is also really useful for confidential transactions that’s done through online banking and online shopping.

 

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