The security of a person is very important, actually the security and safety of anything, which is considered valuable, is extremely important.
Without the security and safety of something or a person, everything can and will go to hell, people wouldn’t be so trustworthy of things either.
For example, the only reason, why many of us, board a plane that has the possibility of crashing, is because we believe that it is safe and secured; therefore we believe the plane won’t crash.
We have truly come a long way, when it comes to securing things, and putting people’s minds at ease, by guarantee their safety.
I mean imagine when cars didn’t have sit belts or windshield wipers, we were just calling upon death.
But we learned from past mistakes and made adjustment, so that people would feel more secured, when they drove or rode in a car.
Surprisingly though cars remain one of the top killers among teenagers today, because people have to remember that, we still have to act safe and to be safe, even when there are many security and safety tools, which we can use to protect ourselves out here.
We all still have to act accordingly, to guarantee our safety, although there is nothing guaranteed out here.
In today’s article we are going to talk about the safety of a website, and how important it is that you keep your website safe, so that your visitors can always come to your website, and not have to worry about contracting a computer virus from your website.
When you visit a website that is not secure, you run into the dangers of killing your computer.
If you don’t care about your computer being fried, by all means go ahead and go to all the dark places of the Internet, without an anti-virus and you’ll see what would become of your computer.
Websites have to be protected and well secured, before they are able to allow other people to come and visit them.
Without proper security, many of the websites that we use today, wouldn’t be able to give us the quality service that we seek when we are online.
Web sites are not exempt from security threats from hackers, unfortunately, there are many security risks, which many websites around the world are facing.
If you are a web master, you need to be aware that your website relies on you, to make it secured and trustworthy.
The trustworthiness of a website, would ultimately determine how many people visits that website, and for how long, do people usually stay around.
Due to the information and vital data that many of these website have, hackers see an opportunity to capitalize on hacking these website, to gain access to vital information and exploit people, by selling their data to marketers or other agencies, who would be interested in using your personal information.
Networks which connect to an infected website, do suffer too, because the website is used by a hacker’s program, to infect other parts of a network.
If that network that is being infected, hosts many websites and many other computing devices, then all of these websites and computing devices would suffer as well.
It is a mistake to be connected to a network which is infected, because it could destroy your computing device or website.
Web masters can’t really avoid all the dangers of the cyber world; however, they have to set aside, some time to investigate the different scenarios that can lead a website, to contract malicious viruses.
Once these web masters have an idea of how a website could be attacked, then they can devise a plan to protect a website properly.
When you as a webmaster, examine all the problems that could occur in the future, then you can be aware of the most serious source of security risks, which exist today and plan to develop your website security system, according to your findings.
The degree of web security you will have with your website, as a website master, would be determined by the size of the window that is created by your server by design, between your network and the world.
The web application updates, server maintenance, and the configuration of your website, usually determines the degree of security that exist within your website.
You can also pay someone to secure your website, but you also have to make sure, that whatever company you choose, to use to protect your website, is a trustworthy company and can deliver the services they claim they have.
When it comes to website security, you are usually the person that is in control, of how much a person can see from your website, and what they cannot see.
It all depends on how aware you are, of the hacking techniques that exist today.
If you are not current on the way that hackers, are attacking websites, then I am afraid to say that you will lose your perfectly built website, when an attack is lunch toward your website.
If your website is not a major site, and you plan on keeping it that way, then you don’t have to worry about anything.
However; if your website is a major website, then you do need to make sure that you are able to protect yourself and the information of your visitors.
If you fail to protect your visitors, then you will lose many visits and you could end up being sued by your visitors.
You should also be aware of the website security techniques, which exist today, to make your website secure.
The components that could make your website safe or unsafe are internal and public, because web security has to be in place to protect you and your visitors.
When you have a website that is focused on holding financial and personal information, or a website that is a major website and that is controversial, then you have to worry a lot about securing your website,.
Also make sure that you always chose a website host that is very good, at securing a website and maintaining their servers up to date.
Due to the fact that your website would be considered to need a relatively high amount of security.
Your website would also be part of a network that is tight in permissions and has a server that is patched up with all the up to date technology.
By being part of a server that is high alert against hackers, does not guarantee the safety of your website though.
You still need to do things on your end, to ensure that your website will not be hacked, one of the things you need to make sure you secure, is the code of your website.
The code of your website has to also be done in high standard, you need to keep security and safety when you develop the code for your website.
Your server has to also provide you with the applications, on the web server that would have all been well configured and updated.
These applications would then have to be part of your website, for your website to be considered relatively high in security.
If your website, does not have financial assets, such as identity, vital information and credit card information, then your website would be considered to need relatively low amount of security, which means that no matter how secured your website is, it won’t be infected by hackers, because the information on your website, is of no value to them.
The site’s code would also not be complex and encrypted; it would instead be old and are not well maintained.
If you outsourced your programmers, and they are all inexperienced programmers, because you couldn’t afford to hire experiences programmers; they your website will not reflect the work of an experience web developer.
If your website is relatively low in security, hope and pray that it does not become infected, because it will be very hard to clean your website, and you could lose many important information during the process.
You could also end up paying a lot of money to clean up your website, if you are not an expert programmer and have someone else do the coding of your website instead.
When you plan to protect your website, there are some important and key features of your website, which you should check off your list.
One of the first things you should look into securing, is the way you manage the connection of your website.
You should always look into managing your website, via encrypted connections, which means that you should avoid connecting to your website using weak encryption, such as unencrypted FTP or HTTP.
When you manage your website through weak encrypted connection, you open yourself up to login/password sniffing from hackers.
Secure shell or SSH is an encrypted network protocol, which you can use to access secured resources on your website.
Many people use FTP and HTTP of course, but the most secured one is Secure Shell or SSH.
The next thing you should verify, that it is secured, are your log in pages.
Always make sure that your log in pages are encrypted, or you have put some type of security check.
You have to make sure that the door is locked once it has been open, if you don’t then you are leaving an unlocked door on your website, which a hacker can find.
I mean imagine leaving the door of your house unlocked all night long at night, what do you think it would happen if someone, who regularly steals, happens to pass by, and try to open up your door.
In the cyber world, hackers are looking for these doors on websites all the time, because it would be worth their time, if they happen to access your website.
If your website contains financial, personal and vital information then you better be on the business of securing your website, for you own sanity’s sake.
You should also avoid accessing important or secured information on your website, from networks that offer unknown or uncertain security characteristics.
Wireless access points in coffee shops, are known to offer poor security systems, so avoid using these coffee shops to connect to your website.
Meaning don’t check the back end of your website, from an unsecured connection, that you’ve never used before, it is risky.
When you are planning to secure your website, also look into Transport Layer Security (TSL), the successor to Secure Socket Layer encryption.
You should also know, not to share any login credentials, because these can cause a number of security problems.
Make sure that you let your clients know that they ought not to share their log in credentials either, because this can be a problem for you, and unauthorized people could gain access to vital information on your website.
Many people are out here hacking websites, these people make a living out of hacking websites and stealing personal information.
You want your website to be secured, but not too secured to the point where you prevent access to your site, to yourself or other clients.
Remember too that you have to gain the trust of your visitors, if you want them to continue to come to your website.
If your users don’t trust your website, because they know your website to be full of spam, then you better best believe that your website will go down, into the depths of the Internet.
There is nothing wrong with being in the depth of the Internet if that is where you started, but if you are the type of website that saw the light of the Internet, then I suggest you start on the right foot with your visitors, and stay on that foot.
Never change too much and always maintain your website secured, and the software up to date.
Dangers such as phishing, fake websites, stolen digital identities and hackers, are always lurking behind every corner on the web space.
If you are unaware of these and many other dangers, you will be taken for a ride, which you will not forget.
Thank you for reading this article post!!!