Passwords provide a first line of security against unauthorized access to the system and access to personal information. The stronger the password, the more protected your system can be from hackers and malicious software. But, the complete security of a business website goes beyond just updating and having a strong password; it requires a comprehensive suite of online security solutions. And lack of a proper website security plan can cost small businesses not just money, but in loss of valuable data, time and reputation too.
As per a recent ebook launched by CyberPeace Foundation (CPF), the United Nations Global Compact Network (UNGCNI), Autobot Infosec and The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), startups and small and medium businesses (SMEs) remain the most vulnerable segment in India when it comes to cyber-attacks.
For small ventures, protecting against these threats may seem like a daunting challenge. Most business owners don’t want to become cyber security experts; they just want to protect their website and site visitors. Today, on the occasion of World Password Day, GoDaddy has addressed this by introducing a new, simplified Website Security line-up that provides comprehensive security to help protect small business websites.
When it comes to protecting their website, business owners have two primary concerns: protecting sensitive customer and business data, and preventing malware and viruses from attacking their website. GoDaddy Website Security addresses both these needs. Each of the three Website Security plans includes an SSL Certificate that comes with Web Application Firewall (WAF) protection. The SSL Certificate ensures that sensitive customer data is encrypted during transmission from the website to the server. And the firewall protects the site from malware and DDoS attacks warding off damage to your website.
All GoDaddy Website Security plans include site cleanup to remove malware. Higher level plans also include site backup capability (up to 200 GB) and expedited site cleanup for quick recovery. Best of all, these security features can be used by small businesses and independent entrepreneurs whether their site is hosted by GoDaddy or not. In addition, GoDaddy Websites + Marketing suite of integrated online tools for creating a digital presence, already includes an SSL Certificate for the website.
GoDaddy’s firewall service blocks more than 1.8 billion requests per month globally; offers a content delivery network that’s proven to make sites up to 76 percent faster; and has a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating on security support requests.
Kartik Shahani, Country Manager, Tenable on World Password Day
“In today’s digital-everything world, so much of our lives are available online and accessible across multiple devices. We have grown accustomed to sharing our personal information online, sometimes without giving thought to the potential consequences.
“Personally identifiable information has become an attractive target for cybercriminals and unfortunately a password with your pet’s name isn’t going to protect you. Weak or predictable passwords are akin having a door with no hinges, a thief can get through. Far too many scams focused on tricking individuals to disclose their passwords have occurred in India and the negative consequences as a result cannot be understated.
“Rather than relying on passwords alone, add additional layers of security. Implement authentication methods [multi-factor authentication (MFA)], such as the use of biometrics or one time passcodes [OTPs]. This is simple and prevents identity theft and other cybercrimes.” – Kartik Shahani, Country Manager, Tenable