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7 Smart Security Tips to Help Safeguard Your Website Against Cyber Attacks

November 3, 2015
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In today’s digital age, cyber threats have evolved, becoming more sophisticated and persistent. While household names such as TalkTalk and Marks & Spencer once made headlines for cyber breaches, the reality is that businesses of all sizes are potential targets. Protecting your website and customer data has never been more crucial.

Here are seven security measures to ensure your website remains safe & secure against cyber threats:

Implement Regular Backups

Regularly backing up your website is essential. Cloud-based backup solutions offer automated, real-time backups, ensuring that you can restore your site swiftly in the event of an attack, minimising downtime and potential revenue loss.

Update your browsers & software

Cyber attackers exploit vulnerabilities in outdated software. Ensure that your website’s Content Management System (CMS), plugins, and third-party applications are always updated to their latest versions. Turn on automatic updates whenever possible.

Adopt Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Elevate your login security by implementing MFA. This requires users to provide two or more verification methods, making unauthorised access significantly more challenging.

Conduct Regular Security Audits

Periodically review your website for vulnerabilities. Employ tools that scan for malware, suspicious activities, and potential security breaches. All B4B websites that are hosted on our server are frequently scanned and monitored. If your website is hosted elsewhere, there are many malware monitoring tools available that will scan your site and highlight infections or anything suspicious.

Choose a Secure Hosting Provider

Choosing the right hosting provider to host your website is crucial. Reputable providers will have a plan in place to protect websites from potential attacks so this could save you time and money should the worst happen. All B4B hosted websites are protected by one of the leading hosting providers.

Maintain a Clean and Secure Work Environment

Ensure that the devices you use to update or access your website are free from malware and viruses. Regularly update your operating system, use reputable antivirus software, and avoid accessing your site from public networks.

Implement Advanced CAPTCHA and Bot Protection

Modern CAPTCHA systems have evolved beyond distorted text images. Consider using interactive CAPTCHAs or invisible CAPTCHAs that analyse user behaviour to determine authenticity. This protects your site from bots without compromising user experience.

Unfortunately, cyber attacks cannot be prevented but by implementing regular security checks and keeping a vigilant eye on your website, you can make it harder for attackers to target you.   At B4B, we can recommend website security strategies that can be undertaken to help safeguard your website against attack or infection. Please contact us on 01202 684400 today.

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