The Risk Of Hacking & 3 Simples Ways To Protect Your Website

In the past year, major hacks have hit the news multiple times. Therefore, hacking has become a concern for businesses and individuals alike. If your business gets hacked, it can be devastating, cost money, and set you back weeks. Here are 3 ways to protect your website from the risk of hacking.

#1: Change Passwords Often

Everyone at your company should change all of their passwords a few times a year. Since a hack can begin with an email at any level of the company, making sure that passwords are regularly updated prevents and can sometimes even resolve certain types of hacks. Along with changing passwords, it is important to use complicated passwords that are not easily guessable and which contain a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.

#2: Learn & Educate On Frequent Hacking Tactics

Knowing where hacks start and what they often look like can prevent them from happening in the first place. Make sure your team knows not to click links in emails from outside organizations or senders they do not know/trust. Also, there are various signs of a phishing email or communication which you can teach your team what to look for.

#3: Use A Password Manager

Password managers are a secure way to store and share company passwords (as well as personal ones). Not only is this more secure than a master document, but these managers are also difficult to hack and usually encrypted, making them nearly impossible to get any information from.To learn more and schedule a marketing consultation, call us or reach out online via chat or contact form.

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