A hacked website is not good for business and can damage a company’s reputation. In Coffs Harbour word of mouth, trust and a secure website is very important in regards to business success.
A compromised website does not function as it should. It can even be harmful to your site visitors if their devices get infected with malicious code such as Trojans, viruses, malware or ransomware.
In addition to that search engines, such as Google, block hacked and compromised websites, and their search engine listing will be displayed with a warning informing users to be cautious when visiting that page.
A company’s valuable ranking position in search engines also drops rapidly, or sites might even be excluded from being indexed altogether when cyber-criminals compromise a website.
At F1RST we do what we can to make our Coffs Coast client’s websites safe.
Secure coding practices & website setup procedures
We engage in regular training about the latest, most secure coding practices. As the code on the web constantly evolves, so do hackers and so should web designers to keep up with changing security demands.
When setting up a website, a strict set of procedures and safety measures should be followed, reaching from access control to server configuration to putting safeguards in place which all aid in hardening a website’s security & minimise human error.
Safe passwords are essential, and we use virtually un-hackable 20-digit random letter, number & special character passwords to secure hosting accounts, FTP accounts & SQL databases.
F1RST uses sophisticated premium site health monitoring services for all our Professional & Ultimate Website Mangement Plan clients. As soon as an issue arises, we are notified and can take immediate action.
Expect the unexpected
All preventative measures are very valuable, however, if something goes wrong and a hacker can exploit a vulnerability, we at F1RST are well prepared, and we have strategies & procedures that we follow in response to any security problem that arises. Our web developers will in most cases be able to contain the issue, solve the problem & prevent it from reoccurring. Up-to-date antivirus, antimalware software & a reliable back-up system aid in the recovery process. We are also supported by a team of security specialists that take action should a security breach occur that is too problematic for our web designers.
It is important that your website security is taken seriously and especially as a Coffs Harbour business owner you should ensure that the company designing & managing your online presence is reputable, trustworthy and has a good track record. Especially because your customer’s safety & your businesses’ reputation are one of the most valued assets to aid your business success.