website security

How seriously do you take website security?

At Blueberry we are always looking at ways to improve our own website security – we have SSL installed (encrytped messaging and a https domain), Wordfence and McAfee. And this is why …..

Your website is your brand, your public image, and often your first contact with customers. If it’s not safe and secure, those critical business relationships can be compromised. And the threats can come in many forms , e.g. infecting a website with malware in order to spread that malware to site visitors, stealing customer information (i.e. names and email addresses), stealing credit card and other transaction information, adding the website to a botnet of infected sites, and even hijacking or crashing the site.

A single security breach could be the show-stopper for a small business.

Even if a security breach at a small business website doesn’t trigger a data breach, it can still have a huge impact on customer trust if customers find out about it.

An unprotected website is a security risk to customers, other businesses, and public/government sites. It allows for the spread and escalation of malware, attacks on other websites, and even attacks against national targets and infrastructure.

Consumers are nervous about the security risks of the internet, particularly identity theft. The more a small business can do to build trust in the security of their website, the more likely customers are to visit, stay, buy, return, and recommend.

And hacking is not just about stealing data. Hackers want to create watering holes where they can hide malware as a way to spread the malware to any visitors to that site.

But don’t worry! Help is at hand…

To start you need to manage your passwords carefully, especially website access;  keep all computers and mobile devices free from malware so they’re not used as a launchpad for a website attack.

After that, talk to Alan and Sue about what products we recommend and can offer on your website:  041 986 5686.

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