A Multi-faceted approach to online security

Cyber crime, and general online malfeasance, are a continuing threat to all aspects of online life, including owning and running a website. For instance, in 2009 the FBI reported a 28% increase in internet crime complaints, compared to 2008. The threats include credit card fraud, web site hijacking (including defacing of sites by hackers) and email scams. This is all on top of ever shifting population of viruses and malware doing the rounds of the internet at any given time.

There is no one solution, or magic bullet, to help website owners counter these various threats. Rather a multipronged approach is required.

A good starting point is to make sure that you are up to speed with the ever-changing world of security threats. You don’t need to be a computer security professional to keep on top of what’s going on. Just make sure you subscribe to email briefings from your antivirus software supplier, or read current security bulletins from any internet security manufacturer.

Next, thoroughly ascertain what security measures your web hosting company is using. Should you opt for website hosting by EUKHost, you will find we are delighted to brief you on our numerous security measures. With website hosting by EUKHost you can also be enable anti-spam software on your server, a great way of fending off threats via email.

Furthermore, you need to change your website control panel password frequently. It can also be a good idea to invest in password generation software which will create hyper-secure passwords automatically.
Moreover, ensure that you have professional quality internet security software available on other computers you use, in particular those on which your copies of your website is installed, and from which your website is uploaded.

Finally, regular backups of your website are essential, so if the worst happens, your site can be easily restored. With website hosting by EUKHost, you can be assured that backup is integral to the service we provide.

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