Here are several ways you can effectively protect your website and online reputation.
- Find out what your host provider offers.
- Don’t forget to do regular full backups.
- Create a plan of action for you and/or your team.
- Check in daily during the work week.
Avoiding an attack by a cyber-criminal can be reduced or eliminated with the right checks and balances in place. If your brand finds out that something has been compromised, you should contact your web developer and host provider right away. It’s better to seek expert advice to assess the situation and fix any technical issues that may be opening you up for a breach.
Don’t think you’re at risk? Consider for a moment if you have ever:
Opened a questionable email
Clicked on an anti-virus pop up
Reused login passwords
Protecting yourself from cyber threats is about strategically managing risks. No one can know with 100% certainty when or how they will fall victim to an attack, but everyone should understand what common cyber security risks are out there and implement strategies to mitigate them. Instead of panicking after the fact, take the necessary steps now to ensure whatever harm comes your way isn’t too damaging.