Keep yourself, your website and your visitors safe
Having your website hacked is one of the worst things that can happen to you AND your visitors. Customers will leave, trust is difficult to restore and conversion (e.g. sales) will drop.
Keep security breaches as less likely as possible
- Use long and difficult passwords for your hosting, server (e.g. cpanel), CMS (e.g. Wordpress) and any other component that uses passwords.
- If available, use Two-factor authentication
- Use secure connections for everything! That means:
- provide your website over https (great for SEO as well!),
- use secure FTP (SFTP or FTPS),
- use IMAP or POP3 over SSL/TLS and SMTP for your email from your web-domain
- Use some kind of security plugin for your Wordpress (or other CMS where available), like Wordfence
- Set a good Content Security Policy on your server by adding some code in the
httpd.confin your VirtualHost or in an
Saving user data means extra security
Unfortunately, the list above is not the end of it. Hackers are usually rather smart (or buy smart software). Once you start using a database to store user data or adding upload features to your website, you should have your website reviewed (e.g. pen test).Follow me @DanielKoster_UX