Keep your website safe and maintain your website visitors’ trust
Today’s headlines show that the Swift payment system has been hacked. This system is used by many leading banks in the world, probably including yours. Perhaps it is a good time to remind yourself of your responsibilities as a website owner: you should always protect your visitors’ data against hackers.
The headlines on the heading picture of this article are all cut from web stories today. There is an increasing level of security breaches even on top brand websites.
For website owners there are two areas to consider, when seeking to keep your website safe from hackers.
- Your clients and visitors’ personal information
- Your website and its database
Do you have an Ecommerce website? Find out more about how to increase your Ecommerce security.
Your interaction with your online visitors is based of trust. If your website fails in delivering a proper protection for its visitors, building trust in them will be very difficult.
One of the easiest ways for hackers to access your website is because your software, like your website CMS, are not up to date. Many CMS such as WordPress often release Security and Maintenance Updates. These updates aim to close off the loopholes in security found in the previous versions.