With the vast amount of information about ourselves online, we all understand the importance of personal cybersecurity to protect our information. When you buy a domain, it is crucial to set up a way to protect it. You know the drill – don’t use public WiFi, use strong passwords, use multi-factor authentication when available, etc. However, securing your website is just as important as securing your personal information. A breach of your website can crash your website, put your company’s private data at risk, put your customers’ data at risk, and damage your company’s reputation. As a business, all this means lost money.
Here are some tips for how to secure your website:
1. Use security software
2. Install SSL
3. Keep your website updated
4. Use strong passwords
- Make them long. The longer, the better (at least 10 digits)
- Make them unique without using personal information
- Use special characters and numbers
- Don’t reuse any of your passwords
- Change them regularly
5. Regularly back up your data
6. Be smart
- Avoid public WiFi like the plague. These connections are completely unsecured and ripe for hacking.
- Be wary of emails. If an email seems odd or suspicious to you, simply delete it. And never click a link on that email. If the email is important enough, the sender will find another way to contact you.
- Vet your admins. You should only ever provide admin access to people you trust 100%. This one doesn’t need any further explanation.
- Change default passwords. See 4. Use strong passwords above.
If you are interested in purchasing a domain name for your business, the domain professionals at saw.com can provide a free domain consultation. Our dedicated team is well-versed in all things domains, including website security. With a domain brokerage service like Saw.com, anyone can buy a domain, sell a domain or protect a domain.