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    Technology industry highlights the very high threat landscape in the digital world which leads to an increase in security. Businesses communications targeted with email-related attacks. Hiring or outsourcing IT services is becoming critical. It's essential to deploy an automated system to deal with safety issues. The proactive approach required having robust security protocol.
    Data are the pillars of any business, so its protection is the top priority for owners. Companies are concerned to keep sensitive information safe and imply data security and backup solutions.

    Steps to Protect Website
    • Up-to-date to the latest version: Keep software, scripts, plugins, and platform up-to-date to the latest version to block loopholes.
    • Back Up & Restore: Regular remote backups cloud is an essential practice.
    • Firewalls: Protects from malicious intrusions specifically intended to breach your system. It monitors all traffic coming in and out of network and prevents malware like viruses or Trojan horses from accessing and corrupting your data.
    • Cryptography: Use Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer (TLS/SSL) encryption, data-at-rest encryption or an iterative cryptographic hash. Encrypting sensitive transmissions is necessary to protect from the data breach. HTTPS makes the exchange of information through your website secure and impenetrable.
    • Man-in-the-middle attacks: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.The pervasive use of SSL/TSL has created blind spots in the network where malware hide.
    • Sneaky SQL injections: Put necessary constraints on all the fields, such as the web form and use parametrised queries. Hackers use them to insert code, which in turn allows them to hack database and steal sensitive information available.
    What can malicious, greedy Hackers do?
    • Use your website server to send out a bulk of spam mail
    • Distribute illegal files for fishing activities, even for Bitcoin mining
    Last edited by sitegeek; 08-12-2017, 07:26 AM.

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