Cyber security has become a major global concern. Whether you opt for secure web hosting, or have your own servers, it’s crucial to have security measures in place. In addition to carrying out a regular backup of your files, three easy steps can help to keep your website safe.

Keep all scripts and platforms up to date

One of the most important steps you can take to ensure your website is safe is to install the most recent platforms and scripts. As most tools are created as open-source software programs, they are accessible to anyone, including hackers. Hackers can identify security loopholes that allow them to take control of your website, by exploiting any script or platform weaknesses. Installing the latest versions of your platform and scripts isn’t a sure way to protect your site, but it can significantly minimize the risk of hacking.

Connect from a secured network

Refrain from connecting through networks with uncertain or unknown security characteristics or vulnerable portals, such as open Wi-Fi networks in libraries and commercial premises. This is especially important if you plan to access secure web hosting resources, or if you have to log into the website or server for administrative purposes. If you have to connect to your web server or website through a network you don’t trust, using a secure proxy can come in handy.

Monitor for Malware

Constantly monitoring your site for malware is imperative. How you monitor is also important. Choose a system that not only scans your file structure, but also detects deep breaches. Once you’ve detected malware, do something about it. Downtime due to security breaches and cleaning up such issues can be very costly, so make sure you choose a reliable security provider. A reliable web security provider will scan for malware and help you to clean it once it’s detected.

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