Is my website secured? Why is it important to secure my website? What are the risks if my site is not secured? How can I easily secure my website?
Have you ever asked yourself these questions? You should!
PROOF OF TRUST
It is likely that if “Dangerous Site” appears on the screen, you will tend to quickly close the navigation window. On the contrary, if you see “Secured” you will quietly continue to navigate the site. If you recognize yourself in these examples, it is very likely that your customers and prospects have the same reaction. Having a “Securde” site is therefore essential.
In addition, the image of a company or a brand is quickly impacted in case of piracy.
To get more visibility into Google’s results, the security of your site is essential. Indeed, the level of security of your site is one of the criteria used by the algorithms to classify your site. If it is properly protected, your site has a significant advantage to deal with your competitors.
SECURING YOUR DATA
Do you have “sensitive” data? Contact details, e-mail addresses, customer data? If this is the case you are not without knowing that this is a gold mine for hackers. After retrieving your data, hackers resell them for a small fortune to often malicious organizations. So to not disclose your data and / or those of your customers, it is important to secure your site.
AN ASSET AGAINST SPAM
Like many users you find it difficult to get through the cracks in the SPAMS net. Hundreds of comments, emails that are sent continuously to sell you everything and its opposite. Thanks to your secure site, it will soon be ancient history.
Above we have outlined the advantages of a secure site, but it is obvious that setting up this security is not always easy.
To help you see more clearly, here are several types of solutions to secure your site:
As soon as a notification is offered, do not hesitate and follow the instructions to make the updates. If you are using a CMS (content management system), consider updating the plugins and extensions regularly (unless otherwise specified by your webmaster).
Performing a regular backup of your site will prevent you from possible loss of data, especially in case of technical problems or piracy.
While this may seem like a classic recommendation, many of you are using unsafe IDs and passwords. This is one of the easiest things to set up in terms of securing your site. Do not forget to use a password and a complex identifier. If you run out of ideas or are not sure about yourself, there are free password generators available. Easy and free solution!
Protecting your connection is good, but if you protect your forms (contact and comments) it’s even better. To do this, you can set up “Captcha” to limit spam and malicious code intrusions.
The various solutions presented above are mainly general remarks and must, for a real optimization, be supplemented by other more specific implementations. Technical skills may be required. To help you optimize these solutions, we invite you to get closer to Némésis studio security experts.