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3 Beginner’s Tips for Web Security

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Web security is an essential part of keeping your online investments safe and giving them the potential to grow. Common high-risk categories like financial information for you and your clients could be vulnerable to hackers if your web security is on the low end of quality. After all, your website can become a target regardless of its purpose, with sensitive data being the first thing to take a hit.

Information theft is often random, without any specific motivation other than causing a leak or creating general chaos. Obviously, no one wants to find out what a hacker has in mind after the fact, even if the breach is ultimately a prank versus actual identity theft. Business data, technical specs, and employee logins are popular targets for hackers. Being prepared is vital to stopping attacks before they happen. The following tips can help make the situation make sense: understanding what happens when sensitive data is lost.

Know What Happens When You Lose Sensitive Data 

Every day, companies lose critical information. You have seen these stories on the news with an alarming frequency. These losses can be something that the layman understands, like username and password leaks. Or they can be more technical, with thousands of ID numbers, credit card information, and software secrets being handed out like tickets in a movie theater–everyone can now see what was meant to be kept from public view. A lack of cybersecurity can lead to disastrous results, often halting business procedures for months – and sometimes permanently. Do a quick Google search and you will see plenty of examples of data loss tanking in-their-prime websites and brands.

Cybersecurity, the protocols used to protect computer-based systems, networks, data centers, and servers from online attacks, can help keep hacking disasters at arm’s length. A cyberattack can come in many different forms, often leaving no trace behind. This means that the damages are often irreparable, with nothing to do but hope for recovery. When you lose sensitive data, you have to funnel thousands of–if not more–dollars into PR campaigns to help current clients understand how you are going to make security changes.

Convincing clients who have lost their privacy to stay with your company is a near-impossible act – let alone gaining new clients once your website is in the headlines at CNN. Hackers steal sensitive and personal information with ease if your website is a sitting target. They will destroy or manipulate critical information. Having proper web security software can help protect your sensitive data. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of websites that only keep the barest of security minimums in place. The only reason that many dodge hackers is because no one knows who they are. However, this is certainly no security in itself, especially if you plan on growing your website and getting even the slightest of momentum built up. Basically, if you care about your site and don’t want to waste your efforts, then you need to invest in proper security versus waiting around with your fingers crossed for good luck.

Recognize a Scam When You See One

Online scams have a wider target range than “typical” hacking attacks do. Scammers can send their traps through various messaging and email applications with no specific target, which opens up the playing field for potential victims. Identity theft scams are extremely common, going back as far as the mid-1990s, yet people still fall for these scams. If you have a website, chances are you will be targeted even more than the everyday internet user. Scammers can use public information about your website to make their contact attempt seem legit. This includes header, images, and transaction numbers.

One reason scamming is so successful is down to not paying attention. Dealing with client data can be a bit repetitive, no matter how passionate you are about your services or products. Monotonous tasks often place site workers in an automated state, which leads to them clicking links that should not be clicked. These are errors that occur in a subtle way, yet can end up being a horrific, expensive, and embarrassing ordeal. Thankfully, a reliable IT company can ensure your data safety with strong anti-hacking, antivirus, and web security measures.

We offer ways to stop scammers at the door. If they get a foot inside, we can help cut them off before more damage is done. In our experience, we have seen scammers try every trick in the book. We can identify old, tried and true scams alongside new, more conniving viral scams. At Solar VPS, we understand that your data security matters. Our web security software keeps you safe by immediately investigating any suspicious activity reported on all levels of the playing field. 

Keep Recovery Backups

When it comes to web security, you have to protect yourself from heavy losses. Hackers often destroy data along with stealing it. In the event of a breach, you stand to lose hours of manual work, with simple correspondence and vital, work-in-progress data both on the chopping block. Keeping a recovery backup will keep your website from experiencing a 100% total loss. When hacks occur, there is a chance of recovery in the public eye. But without a backup, all that sensitive and crucial data will be forever lost, which makes your climb to the top nearly impossible. Solar VPS’s disaster recovery backups will provide you with enough space to salvage it all, featuring:

  • 20GB to 200GB Backup Capacity
  • Full Server Backups
  • New Data Backed Up Incrementally
  • Backups Stored for Three Days
  • Newest Backup Replaces Oldest
  • Multiple Points of Restore

Web security is a top priority for running a website. Maintaining records and sensitive data is the only way to keep your efforts safe and profitable. Compromising employee information or personal login info is preventable with Solar VPS.

Let Solar VPS Handle Your Web Security 

Current SolarSystem customers know that setting up an account is simple and fruitful in the long run. Once processed, there is little to no wait time, often taking less than 24 hours to be up and running. We can monitor security concerns such as multiple failed login attempts from the same IP address or from strange IP addresses. We take everything seriously, even something this common. Our tech support, sales, and customer relations can help you set up web security with us. If your site is unprotected, give us a call. If your security is outdated, give us a call. We are on standby to halt any harmful measures that come your way.