Ensuring your website remains secure

Ensuring your website remains secure

Here we are sharing a few basic best practices to follow to improve website security and help to protect your website.

SSL Certificates    

Secure Sockets Layer, most commonly referred to as SSL certificates, provide a secure channel between two devices or machines operating over the internet. A common example is when SSL is used to secure the communication between a web browser and a web server. Do you know, when you see in a website’s address HTTPS? The ‘S’ stands for secure. SSL allows personal and sensitive information such as credit card numbers and login details to be transmitted, securely via encryption.

If you’re unsure whether a site you are visiting has an SSL certificate or not, look out for the following:
Using SSL

Contact us today to find out more about purchasing, renewing or any technical questions you may have regarding SSL certificates.

 

Password Strength & Rotation

You should have already covered this as part of your GDPR policy and implementation, but password strength and rotation can often be forgotten.

Top tips:

  • Use a strong password, hackers use software to crack passwords, so your name plus your birthdate isn’t going to cut it.
  • Use uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters.
  • Passwords should ideally be at least 11 characters long
  • Don’t forget laptops and devices especially, ones that can leave company premises.
  • The policy needs to be enforced throughout the company


Hosting

When choosing your hosting company, look for a company who is on top of website and technical security, with their client's security at the forefront. The company you choose should back up your data and provide you with technical support.

Ensure you have the right support in place. Here at V8, we support businesses across the UK, ensuring their website and team stay up to date on the latest website trends and security updates. If you’d like to find out about our flexible support packages, get in touch today by either email info@v8media.co.uk or calling us on 01432 268175.