Website Security Maine
Have you thought about how secure your website is? Do you have a plan if your website’s database is breached? Pegas can help mitigate the risk for your business today.
Every day you hear of a new breach of personally identifiable information (PII) being released over the internet. It could be credit card info, or most likely for a business website, it is customer’s emails, passwords, and their addresses. When business websites get hacked, it is often due to a lack of security by the hosting provider and a failure to keep your CMS plugins updated.
What can hackers do?
You might be thinking that I’m a small business and is don’t have any information that is valuable to a hacker but on most cases, it is a small business that is breached and often goes unnoticed for months, while hacker has full access to your site. They can use your site as a staging ground for a botnet, or the might just inject malicious content and links to your site.
What can you do?
It is simple for most business, choose a trustworthy hosting provider. Know what kind of hosting you need. Please don’t host an e-commerce site on shared hosting and if you must use a service like “stripe” as your payment gateway and look at the service providers policies to make sure that the hosting is PCI compliant. Keep your content management system and plugins up to date. They are updating them for a reason; new vulnerabilities are found every day. Have strong passwords that change frequently, install an SSL for your site(it’s free now by using let’s encrypt), and make your admin directories hard to find.