Is your website safe from security threats? Online threats like malware and viruses, DDoS attacks, SQL injection, cross-site scripting and more can cripple your website, put your visitors’ sensitive information and risk — and cost your business time, money and reputation.
Quiz: How safe is your website?
Take this quiz to find out how secure your website is against online threats such as malware and DDoS attacks. Then get recommendations to improve website security.
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Your site is a hack waiting to happen
It’s time to get serious about website security. Your website is vulnerable to cyberattacks, including different kinds of malware and viruses, DDoS attacks, brute force attacks and fraud. Hackers can likely gain admin access to your site via weak passwords and other vulnerabilities to begin wreaking havoc on your website and beyond.
Creating strong passwords and using a website vulnerability scanner are smart first steps to keeping your website safe. If you’re not sure you’re up for the task of securing your website, consider hiring a professional.
- Study up on online security threats.
- Choose the right SSL certificate for your website.
- Look into tools and/or services that scan your website for vulnerabilities or hire a web security professional.
Don’t wait to begin taking action — your website might’ve already been hacked.
Your site might be vulnerable
You’re taking some steps to make your website safer, but there’s more work to do. Protecting your website is a 24/7 job — so you might need a little help. Be sure you’re using a strong, unique password to access the administrative side of your website. Daily backups are a good idea, as are daily scans for malware and other online security threats.
- Check to see if your site is protected by SSL. If not, choose the right SSL certificate.
- Study up on other available tools to better secure your website.
- Make the most of Google Search Console to keep tabs on website security issues.
Have a WordPress site? These resources can help you learn how to make it more secure.
Your site is secure
Great job! You’re going above and beyond to keep your website secure and its visitors safe. You’re taking most (if not all) of these steps to keep your website safe — using strong and unique passwords; protecting your site with HTTPS encryption; using tools or services to run daily malware scans and to make daily website backups that you can easily restore; using a firewall to guard against DDoS attacks and other threats; and making the most of Google Search Console to keep tabs on your site’s security.
If you have a WordPress site, you’re using a reputable security plugin and keeping the core software, plugins and themes updated and patched.
- Learn more about advanced website security.
- Consider connecting your website to a content delivery network (CDN) to improve performance.
- Share your knowledge! Have you thought about guest blogging or podcasting?
- Ultimate Website Security with CDN performance accelerator and advanced DDoS mitigation
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