Today we will be discussing How to Secure Your Website From Hackers. A Hacker is someone who is skilled in the use of laptop/computers systems, Mostly, one who illegally gain access to private information on computer systems. It’s no longer news that hackers now hack into systems, computers and even accounts. Most of the hackers do this with the motive of stealing credit card numbers and also, manipulating banking systems. Well if I should define who a hacker is.
I would say that a hacker is a person who overcomes technical problems by using computers and other skills. It also refers to an individual who makes use of his or her ability to gain access to systems, accounts or even networks so as to commit crimes. Mostly access that’s unauthorized. A hacker could also be called a cyber-terrorist, cyberpunk, drudge who breaks into systems either to steal, change or even destroy pieces of information as a form of cyber-terrorism.
Even with most of the efforts put in to prevent hackers from hacking, yet hackers still break in and find their way in. I know you may be worried why all this is happening even with all the efforts put in. But instead of overthinking, you just need to be on a safer side and secure your websites from being hacked. You are wondering how you can prevent that right?. Don’t panic because you are in the right place. In this article, we will be showing you steps to take to prevent such.
How Secure Your Website from Hackers
Here are the steps you should take:
The steps below are a very typical scenario for a hacker.
Update the associated applications occasionally
Make sure you always update the CMS when there is a new one (always form this as a habit). Most CMSs notifies the webmaster of a new update or whenever there is a new update. With the CMS then comes the plug-ins. Always make sure you update the plug-ins.
Install an SSL certificate
Those visiting your site will always search for a padlock on the address bar. And if possibly they don’t find it, they will leave your site. HTTPS protocol protects your website by not translating the information transfer that took place between your web server and the visitor’s browser. Having a Wildcard SSL Certificate for your domains and sub-domains is very important if you are holding of subdomains.
Domain information should be private
Always make sure that your domain information is private. Make you secure your user information and give access only after proper authorization. In fact, it’s a must you secure your user information and give access only after proper authorization. Always find ways to lock your domain.
Security plug-ins are helpful
It’s a must you save some space for security plug-ins while you are downloading plug-ins. This will secure your website against any hacking attempt. Another importance of the plug-ins is that it can help by changing the prefix of the database as well as creating back-ups of your data.
Ensure you have a robust password policy
It’s a must that your IT team utilize a very strong password policy for the employee emails as well as the CMS to prevent break-ins. Always make sure that you prevent unauthorized file uploads into the website
Learn how SQL injection is being prevented
An SQL injection is a popular attack technique whereby hackers easily gain access and change the database. That is the more reason you should know how to prevent SQL injection.
Enable two-step verification
Always make sure you enable two-step verification. Although, this may not be satisfying to those who use your domain. But trust me, these steps adds another security layer to your website. Make sure your admin page gets more security. And finally, ensure that your IT team has placed proper security checkpoints for your website, be sure it makes sure that your website is safe.