How secure is your website?

Let’s be honest, there’s probably no such thing as being 100% secure, however, if you don’t take website security seriously, then you almost certainly run the risk of compromising the critical relationship between you and your customers and/or stakeholders. We think you’ll agree; that’s not good for you, your brand, or your business.

Online threats come in various forms, for example, websites can be infected with malware, designed to spread to site visitors and steal personal data (names, email addresses and credit card details). In the most extreme cases, hackers can hijack entire sites causing them to crash completely.

A single security breach could be the nail in the coffin for a small business. Even less serious breaches could have a significant impact on customer trust.

46% of all UK businesses identified at least one cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months.

What’s the first thing you need to do?

The first thing you need to do is to check whether or not your site has an SSL security certificate.

What’s an SSL security certificate?

‘SSL’ is short for Secure Sockets Layer. Effectively an SSL certificate offers a layer of protection, in much the same way as a mosquito net – helping to stop the nasty, biting critters from getting through and infecting you.

In 2016, the number of websites hacked increased by 32%

Further steps

Of course, there’s always more that can be done but don’t worry, we’re here to help. We can evaluate your cyber security needs and your attitude to risk. We can then make various recommendations for solutions that will reduce the risk – protecting the reputation of your business.

We’ve accrued a vast amount of cyber security experience over the years whilst working for clients in some very sensitive industries, for whom security is top priority. We’ve also established, long-term relationships with specialist information security providers who offer independent assurance testing – an essential consideration in today’s world, we think you’ll agree.