Build in-demand skills in Northwestern’s online MS in Information Design

Build in-demand skills in Northwestern’s online MS in Information Design

In this interview roundups, we will show you how to secure and protect a website, according to 38 experts. Website hacking is one of the menacing cyber threats that occur daily on the cyberspace.  So, we consulted several cybersecurity experts, top executives, and even website owners who have experienced website hack in the past. Then, we asked them the golden question: how to secure and protect a website? And we got valuable responses from them. 38 Ways To Secure And Protect A Website 1. Stuart Cooke from Evalian Cybersecurity Consultancy Firm To secure and protect a website, it’s important to limit the number of people who you give access to your website. The more individuals with access to your website, the more chance there are of their individual IP addresses being targeted by hackers.  Of course, for large organizations, it’s often necessary for a lot of people to need to log in to the back end of a website and if that’s the case then I would recommend being careful with the roles you grant. Keep full admin access for the very few people who will actually require it on a regular basis and for the rest author, editor or read-only access should suffice. 2. Dusan Stanar From VSS Monitoring My biggest piece of advice is to limit client access to the website. This means that you limit how many times a user can request a page over a duration. For example, maybe they can only access 10 pages every 30 seconds.  This helps prevent automated hacking and scripts that are meant to hack your website, which requires them to be able to access your site thousands of times a minute. Doing so will drastically increase your security and reduce the risk of being hacked. 3. Jeff Neal, Owner of The Critter Depot I am a big proponent of 2-factor authentication. This is a great way to force anyone to verify their identity using 2 separate methods. However, sim swapping has recently caused a lot of problems for people. This proves that 2 FA is not a good method if people are relying on text messages or phone calls to verify their identity. Sim swapping is where a hacker will successfully switch the target’s mobile number onto their own device. Then, when the hacker logs into their target account, the hacker will receive the text message or phone call with the secret code, allowing the hacker access to the target’s account. The best way to prevent this is by using a code generator app that changes the numbers every 30 seconds.  4. Saqib Ahmed Khan, Digital Marketer at PureVPN In order to secure and protect a website, the first and foremost necessity is to install an SSL certificate. Any website without HTTPS doesn’t encrypt data. Keep the plugins or any software for your website up to date because vulnerabilities are discovered from time to time.  Use two-factor authentication for providing access to critical data because the website administrator requires more security than a normal user. Store passwords in a hashed form not as plain text, then if a data breach occurs the passwords will still be secured.  Always validate inputs on your website because cross-site scripting and SQL injections attacks are very common.  » Read More

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