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10 Ways To Protect Your Business Online

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Choose a Secure Hosting Service

There's no successful online business without a professional website. But great design and important features won’t do you much good when you choose the wrong hosting company. So, make sure your online platform or website is hosted by a trusted web hosting service provider that's PCI compliant. This ensures your payment endpoints and checkout processes are protected from hackers who constantly search for loopholes they can exploit. It is encouraged that you don’t consider free hosting for your business although it might look attractive. Besides limited speed and space, free hosting is also largely parlous when it comes to security if you want to keep sensitive information.

Still, choose only a secure hosting that will give your website an SSL certificate. It'll mark your website with HTTPS which stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. All this makes sure that all communication between your user’s browser and your website is secure.

Use strong passwords

Pay special attention to your security keys or passwords and always use strong passwords. Strong passwords that use upper and lower-case letters, figures, and special symbols are harder to crack. For more security constantly change your watchwords always use two-factor authentication. Additionally never send passwords or any other kind of sensitive data through email unencrypted.

Dispatch Security Stylish Practices

Several emails are transferred every day. But according to exploration, only 50% of their content is licit, while the rest falls into spam. This means that a large number of emails you and your workers admit could be security threats to your business. Emails can be used to infect your computer system with ransomware. Cybercriminals include vicious attachments in the emails they send to you. When you open an infected email, you give ransomware access to enter your computer system. This further increases the chances for more serious security attacks. Still, if you stick to the following simple way, you could significantly reduce cyber-attacks.

Originally, discourage your workers from using their business dispatch address when subscribing to unreliable mailing lists. Also, let everyone in your company know they should be especially conservative when it comes to links transferred within emails, social media, or strange websites. Unless you anticipate a certain link or attachment, don’t open it without scanning. In the end, clean up your dispatch regularly and use anti-spam software. Anti-spam reduces unwanted dispatch, links, and distractions for your workers.

Keep Software Up-to-Date

Keeping your software up-to-date is important for protecting the business from security attacks. Outdated software increases the chance your system will come a cybercriminals’ target. That’s why you should regularly modernize both your security software program and the software programs installed on your computer. To save time, set all your software programs to automatically install updates. This will make it much harder for hackers to insinuate your computer network and website.

Secure your Computer Network

Investing in a professional security package will surely pay off. Choose a trusted anti-virus and anti-malware software. However, choose a package that includes website penetration testing and malware clean-up. This will help you detect any malware that made its way onto your system, which is a good starting point for keeping your systems protected.

Backup Constantly

Regular backups are one of the stylish ways to cover your website and data so you can fluently recover them all in the case of a cyber-attack. If you have backups of your important files securely stored. Our recommendation is to keep your clones off- point. This way, indeed if your waiters are compromised, your data will be safe. Rather of storing your lines in the pall, download them and keep them on an offline machine, external hard drive, or indeed CDs.

Secure Wi-Fi Network

We all use Wi-Fi networks, but they’re not always safe. In order to avoid security attacks make sure your Wi-Fi network is secured. Also, regularly change your Wi-Fi password. This is especially important if you have a guest network for guests and customers since you in no way know whether their devices are infected. You should also be careful when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks. However, you can also get into the practice of using a VPN (a virtual private network), If you’re out of the office and need to use public Wi-Fi.

Set up Firewall

Firewalls monitor network activity in order to permit or block data packets. To secure your internal networks from attacks, install firewalls on your network servers and on all the office machines you use – laptops, computers, and mobile phones.

Mobile Users

When business meetings take place out of the office, in an ideal situation your security system should have location awareness. As workers move outside the outdoors the office, the security settings on their laptops should automatically be changed to an advanced level of security.

Educate Your Workers on Cyber Safety

Even the best security systems won’t work if your employees are not well educated about how they work and the potential security risks. They could be ignorant that pop-ups, emails, or unanticipated links they receive, can seriously damage your online business. For this reason, they should be educated on how to secure their devices and choose a strong password. It’s also important to educate them about anti-virus programs they can use to keep their devices clean.

Conclusion

Knowing how to secure your online business from potential security attacks that can threaten online business can be pivotal to your success. So you need to pay attention to security if want to protect your business and companies reputation. With just a many simple way you can make sure your business devices, data, and network are safe and protected.

 

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The Covid-19 situation presents many challenges for businesses across all industries. Focus has had to shift from activities around business growth and branding to steps needed to ensure business continuity and resilience.

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Why Migrate To The Cloud: The Basics, and Benefits

Cloud computing is nothing new for businesses. Although about 98% of companies operate their own hardware servers on-site to maintain IT infrastructure, the pandemic has made some adjustments. Now, companies are migrating to the cloud and rejecting legacy systems to ensure business continuity.

What is cloud migration?

Migration to the cloud means the process of relocating digital operations to the cloud. It generally refers to moving from on-premises data centers or legacy infrastructure to the cloud. One of the most accurate cloud migration comparisons I've come across is that it's like a physical move, except it's about moving digital assets from one data center to another rather than packing your stuff and moving to the new one, a physical place to go. Before delving into the subject, it is worth spending some time to better understand the basics: what types of cloud services exist and what types of cloud access exist.

Cloud Service Models

There are three main models of cloud services. Each is designed to meet specific business needs and create the most appropriate cloud environment possible.

  • Software as a Service (SaaS): - Software that is available through providers on the Internet. Salesforce, Dropbox, Slack, and MailChimp are examples of SaaS.
  • Platform as a service (PaaS): Platforms that provide tools for application development. Some examples are AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku, and some Microsoft Azure services.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): cloud-based platforms that use a Pay-as-you-go model to provide computing infrastructure. Examples of IaaS include AWS EC2, Rackspace, Digital Ocean, and Google Compute Engine.
  • On-Premises: Software and hardware installed in the company's office or data center.

Cloud Deployment Models

Simply put, cloud deployment refers to how the software is deployed. This, in turn, influences who can access data in the cloud and how.

There are three main models:

  • Public cloud: This cloud computing model involves the public availability of digital assets in the cloud over the Internet. Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn are examples of public services. Public clouds are free for customers or offered by subscription (i.e. PaaS, SaaS).
  • Private cloud - Also known as the “corporate cloud”. Unlike the public cloud, it serves a single company and does not provide access to unauthorized users.
  • Hybrid Cloud: As the name suggests, this model is a mix of on-premises infrastructure, public cloud, and private cloud. Large companies often use it to keep important data in public-private and in various support services.

Why move to the cloud?

Now that you know what your options are, it's time to find out how you can take advantage of cloud migration:

  1. Reduce costs

    No need to buy expensive server equipment, maintain it, and pay high electricity bills. It also reduces operational costs because your DevOps specialists and system administrators do not spend time on backups and hardware maintenance. Cloud providers offer Pay-as-you-go pricing, I.e. You only pay for the computing power you use.
  2. Scalability

    With cloud workloads, you can quickly react to spikes in demand and reduced capacities when needed. All of this is automatic and does not require a lot of time or effort. With on-premises hosting, you must purchase and install additional equipment to increase capacity. But once a peak load ends, you still have to pay for the redundant resources it consumes.
  3. Security

    Trusted cloud providers regularly update their services in accordance with the latest industry standards and in compliance with regulations. These measures are intended to reduce the risk of cyber attacks against you as a customer.
  4. Reliability

    It is true that not all cloud deployments go smoothly. There may be some hardware issues and downtime. However, migrating to the cloud is also a reliable step to reduce downtime and lower the risk of data loss in the future. Most cloud providers have SLAs that guarantee 99% availability. Vendors are also responsible for backups and disaster recovery, which can save your team a lot of time.
  5. Rapid Deployment

    From a business growth perspective, the cloud offers unlimited opportunities for businesses. It also affects the pace of digital innovation. With the technical flexibility of cloud providers, your development teams can streamline and speed up work processes.
  6. Availability

    Cloud Computing allows you and your team to access applications anytime, anywhere in the world. This means that companies can offer their employees flexible hours that allow a smooth transition to remote work.

Conclusion

Given the current situation, the transition from legacy software and adoption of the cloud are logical steps. It becomes an essential step in business continuity and an investment that pays off fairly quickly for most companies.

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Building tehnology for a sustainable future

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The value of a good website

In business, as in life, you rarely have a second chance to make a first impression. More often than not, it is a company website, rather than a staff member that stands as the gatekeeper to the organization’s reputation.

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