Is your website secure?

Posted on November 28, 2020 at 2:21 pm

If you have a website, it is vital that it has been programmed in such a way that it is secure. Hackers can easily access many websites that have not been built using the latest advances and not been updated recently. This leaves these sites open to having content removed or added, information stolen or even fraud. Hackers are becoming smarter and finding new vulnerabilities in the code of websites.

Although there are many steps a programmer and hosting company can take to try and protect the website, nothing is 100% guaranteed and therefore it is important that you ensure it site is backed up regularly so you can revert back to it quickly if needed. If your website is compromised, you need to find out how they got in so you can fix it before setting the site live again.

Always make sure that you are using up to date versions of all plug-ins, external scripts and content management systems as often an update will contain fixes to known security issues.

If you have members of staff leave or use subcontractors, then you may need to change passwords for internal systems to help ensure that everything is kept secure. 

Posted in Website Development