Website Security is used to prevent and protect websites from cybersecurity risks on the internet. Holistic website security programs will cover the website’s database, applications, source codes, and files. There has a steady rise in the number of data breaches on websites in the past few years resulting in identity thefts, downtime, financial losses, loss of reputation and brand image, etc. The main reason for this has been the misconception among website owners that their website is protected by website hosting provider.
Website security protects your website from:
DDoS attacks. These attacks can slow or crash your site entirely, making it inaccessible to visitors.
Malware. Short for “malicious software,” malware is a very common threat used to steal sensitive customer data, distribute spam, allow cybercriminals to access your site, and more.
Blacklisting. Your site may be removed from search engine results and flagged with a warning that turns visitors away if search engines find malware.
Vulnerability exploits. Cybercriminals can access a site and data stored on it by exploiting weak areas in a site, like an outdated plugin.
Defacement. This attack replaces your website’s content with a cybercriminal’s malicious content.