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Conducting a Website Security Review

Rob Buchel

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June 27, 2024

Website security is more critical than ever

It's essential to make sure that your website is secure and guarded against potential dangers given the increase in cyberattacks particularly through CMS plugins. An essential step in preserving the integrity of your website and protecting your company and consumers is doing a website security review. We'll look at five phases in this post for doing an exhaustive website security review.

Let's start by addressing the major issue at hand: Why on earth do we need to do a website security review?   As more and more of our lives shift online and cyberattacks become more frequent, it is essential to make sure that our websites are safe and secure from threats. An essential step in preserving the integrity of your website and protecting your company and consumers is doing a website security review.

The five steps for conducting a complete website security review would be as follows:

  1. Check for software patches and updates. It's simple to become complacent and skip an update here and there, but it's crucial to keep up with these. Software updates and patches are published to address the flaws hackers continuously discover. Your website is vulnerable to assault if you don't update your software.
  2. Examine user accounts and permissions. It's critical to monitor who has access to your website and what they are permitted to perform. Ensure that only those who require access have it, and that they only have the permissions they require, by routinely reviewing user accounts.
  3. Check for flaws and vulnerabilities; this is where things start to get a little tricky. It's crucial to routinely check your website for any vulnerabilities that hackers might use by using tools like vulnerability scanners and penetration testing software.
  4. Implement security measures – It's critical to secure your website after identifying any weaknesses. This can entail putting in place a firewall to stop malicious traffic or installing SSL/TLS certificates to encrypt data sent to and from your website.
  5. Regularly monitor and test security — securing a website requires ongoing maintenance. To make sure your website is still being protected, it's crucial to routinely check and test your security procedures. You can learn more here https://bit.ly/b2b-managing-wordpress-website

So there you have it, a thorough examination of website security in just five simple stages. Although maintaining your website's security may not be the most exciting activity, it is crucial for safeguarding both your clients and your company. For all platforms, we offer a variety of maintenance, security, and hosting packages. Book a time with me online to find out more.https://calendly.com/b2bwebsites

Rob Buchel

about the author

Rob is the founder and Client Experience Officer at B2B Websites. Rob built his own 1st website back in 1996, shortly after graduating with his MBA. Today Rob leads a skilled team of designers and developers working across all platforms. Rob is an active BNI member & Ambassador, QRRA referee, husband, and father.‍

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