Websites need cybersecurity. But how does a site go beyond basic security measures? Sure, the CMS you’re using or website you have built must have security measures built in. For example, you want to protect against:
- XSS attacks
- SQL injections
- CSRF attacks
- And more
However, you also need an IT-managed service provider that will work to secure your site and its server.
What Does an IT Managed Service Provider Do?
Offering cybersecurity in Miami means that we offer numerous managed service provider (MSP) solutions. When working to strengthen your website’s cybersecurity, multiple points of security are put in place, including:
Support for all areas of your website and data center reduces the risk of a successful attack on your site. Additionally, if an attack is ongoing or a success, a managed service will allow you to rapidly react to the attack to take immediate action.
Why Your Site Needs Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is a major concern for all website owners. Daily, 30,000 websites are hacked. If you run a business, the damage from a hack goes well beyond some site downtime. You'll also suffer from reputation loss, lost revenue and potential liability if a data breach occurs.
If you have a website and don’t have your server being actively managed, you’re at risk of the site’s server or application being hacked.
A few of the many risks a site faces are:
- Blacklisting. If your site is hacked and not remedied rapidly, it can lead to the site being blacklisted. If search engines blacklist your site, you’ll lose most or all of your organic traffic, causing a massive drop in leads and sales.
- Defacement. Some hackers want recognition for hacking a site, so instead of doing something very malicious, they’ll deface your site. The hacker may change the layout or leave a message for visitors.
- Exposure. Hackers may rummage through your site, files and database, too. These hackers want to sell the data, use it for malicious purposes, or they may decide to leak information about your company.
- Malware. If a hacker wants to exploit your site, they may opt to put malware or a virus on your site that’s downloaded by site visitors. When visitors download the malware, it will continue to spread to their device and potential network.
When you work with IT professionals that work on enhancing your site and server security, they’ll ensure that you’re following best practices. For example, firewalls may be put in place at both the hardware and software levels to stop hackers and bots from probing your website for vulnerabilities.
Automatic updates, testing your site and server for vulnerabilities and monitoring will go a long way to secure your site and server.
If you put your website’s cybersecurity in the hands of just the CMS developer, it can lead to a false sense of security that you can’t be hacked. However, hackers often focus on these systems because they’re widely used.
Every website can benefit from MSP and top-tier cybersecurity. Our team can help manage your website to protect against malicious activity.