Almost 1 million new versions of malware are created each day. Just one infection on your website can get your website in the Google’s blacklist. Google has been blacklisting over 10,000 websites every single day. You would be surprised to know that the malware need not to be physically present on your website.
Don’t let your business suffer the expensive cyber-attack damages which can cost ideally a sum of $50K per attack. You should rather be alert for your web security measures to prevent security threats, ensuring security for you and your client’s confidential data. Here we are suggesting you 5 ways to prevent your website from malware attacks:
1. Security Updates and Patches
Are you running your website on a Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress? A CMS is preferably cost-effective and easy way to handle your business’ website, but CMS websites are highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Reason being that CMS Platforms and plugins are easy to be attacked by hackers and allows a hassle-free access to your data and server. To prevent from such attacks you need to make sure that your system, themes and plugins are always updated. Automatic update is provided by many CMS Solutions if it is selected by the user.
2. Scan Your Website
Most of the web viruses and malware couldn’t be find until it’s too late due to their evasive nature. The malware can often be implemented in your website’s code with just one-line script and it will still look like a normal code.
Many website security scanning software’s are available in the market that can scan your website for existing malware and other piece of harmful code that doesn’t need to be there.
3. PCI Compliance
If your business has a payment gateway then it’s highly recommended to adhere to the PCI DSS compliance. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a well-known security standard meant for the security of payment gateways. It prevents your website from any fraudulent and cyber-attacks.
Fortunately it is easy to become PCI DSS Compliant. We provide SiteLock that will not only scan your website and network but it will also add a PCI-certified firewall.
4. Web Application Firewalls
You cannot just remove the existing website malwares and sit back, you need to keep them from coming back again. With over 1 million+ new malwares being created every week your website is vulnerable to get infected by new viruses every day.
But don’t worry you can prevent it from daily recurring malware attacks with the help of Web Application Firewalls (WAF). The WAF evaluates the traffic on the basis of its origin, its behaviour and the kind of information it’s requesting. Based on these few criteria the firewall will prevent unauthorized traffic and will allow only legitimate traffic to enter.
5. Strengthen Passwords
In the era of cyber-attacks people still use weak passwords. A strong password is known to have over 8 characters with the mixture of upper and lowercase letters and special characters. But people usually do not pay heed to these tips making their website unguarded to brute-force hacking attempts.
It is highly recommended that you should have strong password for your website’s back-end. You should also suggest your customers having online accounts to do the same.