Apart from concepts like social distancing, self-quarantine and working from home, the Coronavirus pandemic also ushered in an increase in cyberattacks. The escalating phishing and hacking attacks call for swift and decisive action. If your website doesn’t have robust cybersecurity yet and you don’t even know where to start, you’re at the right place. 

Our webinar series hosted by our marketing professional tackled the basics of website security and what you can do today to lessen the risks of cyberattacks on your website. The Website Security Webinar from our Facebook page discussed three main points about web security and how to protect your customer as well as website data. 

Ensure that your website has an SSL certificate 

An SSL certificate is a lock that appears next to your website name on a web browser that encrypts information like credit card details, logins or other sensitive information from being accessed by unauthorized people on the internet. 

SSL certificates build trust with your customers as well as improves your Google rankings. Google gives preference to websites that are considered ‘safe’ in search results and flags those that are not. Our SSL packages start from as little as R219 a month, depending on the size and function of your website. 

Make sure your CMS themes and plugins are updated. 

Always use the latest versions of CMS, plugins and themes and if one has not recently had any updates, remove it. Older versions of content management systems and plugins are more vulnerable to hacking. Also, update your passwords regularly. 

Use our malware monitoring and removal tool.

Our cWatch identifies and removes malware that has infected your website. Malware detection, removal and prevention are critical, and our website security packages start from R219 a month. The packages automatically scan your website, manage web application firewall as well as threat investigation and protection. 

Watch our Website Security tutorial below and get your web security up to date. 

Web Security For Small Business Owners

Learn how to take some basics steps towards securing your online presence.

Posted by 1-grid on Wednesday, 29 April 2020