The Importance of Safeguarding Operations
There are a lot of things you’re going to want to do in order to make sure your website is as safe as possible. Design, management, hosting, repair, and feedback will all play key roles. Following, a four-point strategy to help you achieve security “cruising altitude” will be briefly explored.
1. Antivirus Software and Firewalls
If you’re building a website internally, there will be files and documents associated with that site which may not be stored on the web. In fact, you’ll likely have a lot of digital “infrastructure” which is maintained on internal computers—unless, of course, you’re hosting your site through a cloud platform, which will be explored later.
Everything you do digitally needs to go through antivirus software. The same is true of firewalls. Look into the most recent website protection options; verification, encoding, encryption, and other methods are all commonly used. The more secure your site is, the better.
2. Logging and Response
Websites, widgets, and applications all need to have a logging framework effectively in place. The truth is, no software is “static”—not if that software is to remain viable, at any rate.
Still, the very way in which we interact with data changes as better methods are developed. Accordingly, if you don’t have some sort of logging and response paradigm in place, your software will decline in quality. The same is true of websites. It’s important to log errors and fix them. Also, your site should be continuously updated as problems and solutions are found.
Older best practices would have sites updated at quarterly, annual, or biannual intervals. Today, that’s considered snail’s pace. Technological development has been growing at Moore’s Law intervals since Gordon Moore first discovered the trend. Accordingly, new breakthroughs happen almost continuously. Those not updating their sites are doomed to lag behind.
3. The Latest Design Paradigms
Dovetailing from that, new design solutions which function in ways both aesthetic and pragmatic are always becoming available. You want the latest design paradigms applied to your site in order to make it competitive, attractive, and secure. Oftentimes, new website management methods are put into place specifically as a means of offsetting cybercriminal threat.
Something else to consider is the gig-based economy. A lot of jobs that companies have are of the “one-off” variety. Someone sees what your business does, contacts you for a single job, and then moves on. If your website isn’t incorporating the latest design, you’ll likely be less desirable to such clientele, and they will go to your competitors.
4. Incorporating Cloud Computing Options
Incorporating cloud hosting options can be a great way to secure a website. Cloud computing providers have a competitive prerogative behind maintaining top-tier security protocols. If they don’t, they lose clientele; it’s as simple as that. Additionally, cloud monitoring solutions for applications exist, as they do for websites; allowing you to keep an eye on things.
The truth is, the design of a website doesn’t represent something “static”. You’re always going to have to change things, because technology is continuously marching forward. It becomes more convenient and more problematic simultaneously, as keeping pace with “white hat” tech applications are “black hat” cybercriminals.
As it turns out, 2021 is expected to see costs associated with cybercriminal activity surpass 6 trillion dollars. Just to put some perspective on that number, it’s 6,000 billion. Cybercriminals find ways of “mass targeting” people. That is to say: they’ll send out mass spam, and design viruses which circulate on the web, seeking vulnerabilities to exploit.
Cloud computing website design is likely going to help you anticipate such vulnerabilities better than in-house options can. If you’re totally running your site internally, that’s a lot more expensive, and internal employees must rely on your budget to advance a given site. Cloud providers have cutting-edge viability built into operational models.
Having a Secure Website
Incorporating cloud computing options, the latest design paradigms, logging and response protocols, and defense solutions such as firewalls and antivirus software are key steps in making your website bulletproof. Whatever vulnerabilities you can find should be patched up in whatever ways are most feasible.