3 Online Security Tips You Can Do Right Now

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Online business and e-commerce have been a steadily growing trend for many years. With 2021 set to be an even more online-based year because of Covid-19, your company needs to be well-prepared for any issues that might arise.

Late last year saw the United States suffer one of its largest ever cyberattacks that struck not only some alphabet agencies but many private businesses associated with them under contract. Many online businesses that are subject to a cyber attack suffer great financial losses, persistent threat and usually don't recover from the attack.

But there are some techniques that you can implement into your security model right now in order to protect and secure your online business.

Appropriate Web Hosting

One of the most often the overlooked areas of an online business plan is whether or not you have appropriate web hosting. Web hosting isn't a generic term for any and all hosting companies as some are quite different than others.

While most hosting platforms are designed more for personal blogging and home business, many have been specifically designed with a broader appeal. Hosting companies like Jolt, HostGator, and GoDaddy are great examples of easy to use and efficient web hosting services that can be tailored to suit businesses of all kinds.

Services such as fast and reliable servers, reseller hosting, and cloud-based options are designed to meet the demands of a modern online company and migrating to a new host service is as easy as 1, 2 3 and usually pretty fast.

Cybersecurity Practices

With modern-day online threats looming around every corner, a solid cybersecurity plan is an absolute must, not only for online businesses but any business even connected to the internet. Cybersecurity, in theory, is a difficult practice but some simple steps can be taken to secure your business right now.

First of all, an up-to-date antivirus and malware suite is essential. Packages such as Malwarebytes offer reasonable prices for every type of online security imaginable in one place. Email scanning, scheduled vulnerability scans, and malicious website protection are all part of a modern security program.

Keeping software up to date is also a major factor in cybersecurity. Many malicious hackers will target known vulnerabilities in off-the-shelf software such as Windows in order to gain access to a system. Applying patches and updates as and when they are released can go a long way in combating this.

Educating Staff

Not all hacking is done on computers. Many of the more serious vulnerability issues come from the users themselves. Educating staff around the dangers of inadequate security practices is a major necessity in the office today. 

The simple act of ensuring staff use complex passwords and do not write them down is one step that can be taken immediately since most data breaches stem from weak passwords which hacking software and even a talented hacker can guess in minutes.

Hackers also like to take advantage of a business's ignorance of security practices and will often still use social engineering as a means of gaining access to a system. By sending false emails or even calling on the phone and pretending to be a network admin or security team member, hackers are able to successfully glean the required access information from unaware staff.

Teaching your staff to never give out passwords or usernames to anybody, including network admin staff who should know the passwords anyway, is certain to add an extra layer of security.

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