The way you handle security within your organization determine how far you will go. In fact, just as you are working hard to make your business grow; some fellows are trying their best to break into your systems. They have various reasons behind their attempts; get credit card information, email address ... This article explains why Security should be your priority number 1. On the other hand, we will also discuss how you make sure that your website and application do not get destroyed.
Why should you secure your website or applications?
Firstly, you should make sure to secure your website or applications first of all to avoid all your efforts to be destroyed. For instance, a non-secure website is at the mercy of hackers and spammers. And it will only be a matter of time before you see the famous red banner "this site has been hacked". And when that happens, you find yourself starting all over again. Alternatively, if you don't see the red banner, you might be sued by customers because of the fact that spammers were able to get their data through your website.
Secondly, you should secure your website to show to your visitors and customers that you care about their safety. If you are constantly on the internet, you should have noticed that when you click on some websites you are redirected to a hacked website with a message similar to the print screen below. I don't know about you; but whenever I have that, I don't like continuing browsing the latter website. That is one of the reasons why you should take security seriously.
How to implement security measures within your organization
Implementing security measures is not always an easy task. In fact, there are various aspects that you need to take into consideration. Moreover, in order to successfully achieve your goals, you need to understand which sides of the website or our applications you should protect. Luckily, many popular CMS or online systems offer a way to evaluate if a system is fully secure. As an example, if you are using Magento for your eCommerce website, you can use Magento Security Scan to analyze your website and implement best practices. In order to help you start investigating what you should implement; these are a list of the most popular security vulnerability
- Insecure Direct Object References
- Cross-Site Request Forgery
- Security Misconfiguration
- Insecure Cryptographic Storage
- Failure to Restrict URL Access
- Insufficient Transport Layer Protection
- Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards
- SQL Injection
- Cross Site Scripting
- Broken Authentication and Session Management
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Prositeweb Inc can assist you in setting up a secure systemWe can assist you will any security issues you may have. In fact, over the years we have been working with various companies to update their websites to make sure that they are fully protected. We can, for example, provide you with our services in :
- Setting up the SSL certificate for your website
- Scan your website for vulnerabilities
- Configure your server to make sure that it is fully protected.
If you want a full reading about the security vulnerability, read 10 Most Common Web Security Vulnerabilities from Guru 99