Website Health

Why Website Security Should Be a Top Priority

You put a lot of time and money into your website. Make sure that you keep it safe with these tips for website security.

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Nobody knows better than us all the time, effort and money that goes into a good website for your business. That’s why website security is so important — you need to protect your investment! When you leave for the day, you lock your office door, right? Of course you do! Be sure that you keep that same security mindset when it comes to your website. Keep reading for more information on website security and some tips to keep your website safe.

Website Security in the Era of Coronavirus

Since 2020, many businesses completely changed how they operated and moved to remote working. This means that everyone was trying to figure out how to keep networks safe and secure, even while working offsite. Hackers and cybercriminals took full advantage of this scenario. In 2020, almost half of all cyber attacks were committed against small businesses. This includes everything from data hacking to embezzlement! Now, more than ever, website security should be at the top of your priority list!

The Cost of Cybercrime                         

Cybercrime isn’t expected to stop anytime soon. In fact, it’s estimated to cost $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. We know that this is a risk that many businesses can’t afford to take. You have more important things to worry about, like growing and expanding your business! While it may not be possible to stop it entirely, there are definitely steps you can take to improve your website security. 

Tips to Secure Your Website

Now is the time to take action and secure your website. If you wait until you’re already dealing with a cyberattack, you’re looking at more time, money and headaches than if you’d gotten ahead of it. 

  • Make sure your passwords are strong: Use a mixture of upper case, lower case, number and characters as the first line of defense against attacks. Also, be sure to change passwords regularly and don’t use passwords from other sites. (We mean it!)
  • Keep an eye on file transfers: With remote work being more popular than ever, transferring data between devices is common. Stress to your employees not to keep sensitive data on their personal devices that might be more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
  • Update your software as needed: Outdated website software is a huge red flag. Be sure to keep everything up-to-date.
  • Plan ahead for attacks: While these steps will reduce your risk of cyberattacks, they can still happen. Have a plan in place ahead of time so everyone is on the same page.

Don’t Go At It Alone!

It’s obvious that we’re passionate about website security. But you don’t have to prepare by yourself! Our team is here to help you secure your website and protect your investment. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Alana Harmond

About Alana

Alana has always had a love for writing and all things creative. She graduated from UAB with a degree in Marketing and concentration in social media management, and she now carries her passion into her position at Infomedia as Content Strategist. When she’s not typing up copy for a client’s website or providing a continuous supply of pink Starbursts to her officemates, you can find Alana hanging out with her friends and her cats, Iver and Rosy. She also enjoys singing and playing guitar, taking care of 90+ houseplants, and compiling her “one second every day” video.

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