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Top 5 Tips for Web Security

Updated on September 18, 2017
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Top 5 Tips for Web Security
Top 5 Tips for Web Security

When a website goes live, it becomes prone to various security risks. It is like keeping the door of your premises open with your locker being easily accessible. Not only the websites but the webservers that are connected to the network are open to risks as well. Your website security is comparatively lower if it has a credit card or identity information. In some cases, hackers don’t have the intention to steal the data from your website but instead, they set up a server to forward spam emails and to serve files that are illegitimate in nature.

The main problem is that you can’t see the hackers come in, unless you have proper protection systems in place. So it becomes a legal obligation for you to protect the data from theft and report any security breaches if they occur. You can’t undo the damage that has been done but you can take preventive actions.

Here is a list of things that one must follow to keep their website safe and live:

Software Update

If a software is not written properly it will definitely create security issues. So it is vital for you to keep your software updated to ensure website security. This goes for both, the server operating system as well as the software you’re running on your website. If you have engaged a hosting company then you need not worry about the security updates because they will be taking care of it.

Tighten network security

Since businesses depend a lot on the internet so keeping the network security tight is one of the toughest and important jobs. Hackers will continuously try to find a loophole so that they can break their way in. Users in your office may be unintentionally giving an easy right of entry to your website servers. You need to ensure that passwords are never written down anywhere and they should be changed on a frequent basis. Avoid opening emails or attachments from unknown sources and be cautious while downloading files.


Firewall is an extra layer of protection. Installing a web application firewall is one of the ways to ensure web security. It reads every bit of data passing through your web server. It would restrict the ports that shouldn’t be publicly available.


Another way of securing the network is set up an SSH key authentication. What it would do is it would disable password-based authentication. This will make your network secure because SSH key has more bits of data than a password. Hackers would have to try more different possible combinations to get into your network.

Limits Uploads

File uploads can allow unlimited hackers access to the data of your website. The system checks the files thoroughly but still, bugs can get through it. Preventing direct access to your file is the best solution. Don’t store them in the root directory and use a script whenever necessary.

By taking these steps businesses can prevent, detect and strengthen their website against attacks. Securing your website is an ongoing process and not a onetime thing. It should be implemented from the start. The longer you wait to implement them the quicker it would decrease your system’s effectiveness.


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