Some of your website's security may be covered by your hosting company and they should always be your first call if anything were to happen.
However, you should always check what they do and don't cover because at the end of the day you are responsible for your website's security. Even the smallest of SMEs and micro-businesses require security.
It's not always the case that the person or bot that is hacking you is after your business. You could be the weak link in a chain that leads to the real goal. Your business may be in a nice office in a brand new business park but your website is in the meanest, most corrupt part of town there is.
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The Internet. It's not a matter of if; it's a matter of when. So let's look at what matters in your quest for enhanced security.
1) Who or what am I protecting?
This is the first thing you need to ask yourself when adding security to your website. What is the most business-critical aspect and what can you really afford to protect it. In terms of who, there are two main groups you need to think about protecting.
2. SSL certificates
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It's a protocol that creates secure connections between a server and the person who is accessing the site, known as the client. SSL use a cryptographic system to encrypt information being passed between the client and server. Generally, you can tell if a website has a valid SSL Certificate as the URL begins with HTTPS rather than HTTP and contains the padlock symbol.
3. Web application firewalls (WAF)
WAFs (Web Application Firewalls) monitor the traffic before it reaches web application, analyzing requests to filter harmful traffic or traffic patterns. WAFs are a common security control utilized by businesses to protect against impersonations, zero-day threats, and other known vulnerabilities and attackers.
Not surprisingly, they are usually offered as an option for bigger websites as they can be tricky to put in place (due to the level of expertise require) and are relatively expensive especially for SMBs
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