One of the topics we very often find ourselves talking about at Cotswold Web Design is website security. There isn’t a day that goes by, that we aren’t hearing about vulnerabilities in some shape or form. Hacking is regularly performed by automated scripts written to scour the internet in an attempt to exploit known website vulnerabilities in unmaintained or outdated software. A businesses website can easily go down due to malicious code being injected into it’s framework. Businesses are normally targeted by criminal organisations looking to hold them to some form of ransom. Sad I know, but very true.

Is my website live yet?

We often get lost in the excitement of owning and launching our own websites, we forget the most important thing, to update and protect them! Of course, if the white house can get hacked you could say any website can get hacked. You would be correct, but should take measures to prevent malicious intruders and most likely they will move on until they find easier targets.

I don’t have anything of value

You may think that your website hasn’t anything worth being hacked for, but websites are compromised all the time. The majority of website security breaches are not to steal your data but to deface your website or instead attempt to use your server space as an email relay for spam, normally to serve files of an illegal nature.

Thankfully there are solutions, Cotswold Web Design is the agency that offer a 365 Plan™. The plan allows you great peace of mind offering malware monitoring, two factor authentication, update management and full data back ups to name but a few of it’s measures should anything go wrong, we have you and your Cotswold business covered.

It’s never too late

I’m often asked “My website has been running for a few months, can you help us protect the website now? Even after the short term it’s been unprotected?” Simply put, yes! It is never to late to start hardening your website’s security. If you leave your back door open at home and have never been burgled, you have been quite lucky – introducing security measures before it’s too late is key. If you need help hardening your websites security, send us a short message and find out how we can help.

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