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Improve Your Web Security

05/26/2018 12:00 AM by Ellys Kho in Web development

Most of the time we overlook the Security for website, resulting data stealing, slow speed, and many other simple hacks by outsiders. There are many ways to prevent this and increase security of any website. The First layer of security is called SSL which we will discuss now.

SSL certificates are widely known as ‘Secure Sockets Layer’. It is a primary data encryption technology which has been created by the Netscape communications, highly accepted as the most eminent protocol to the successfully encrypt for the transmission of data to and from several thousands of e-commerce websites which are easily accessible on the internet.

Why Protect your Website with SSL Certificate?

1) It should establish the trust between the business organization and the customers.
2) It should highly show that the business enterprises can take their giant more seriously to protect them from other sensitive information including the credit card numbers, social security numbers, licenses and the passwords of different organizations.
3) The business organizations should make sure that all the pages with different private information written over them are highly protected by an SSL certificate running with the HTTPS:// in spite of HTTP:// in their browser and displaying them as a lock icon.
4) The business organizations should comply with the security and privacy issues which lay down by the credit card companies processing their transaction.
5) The companies should show a ‘site seal’ for their SSL certificate representing that an SSL certificate is quite active on their website.

Web Protection from malicious activity
Responsive websites are highly prone to security risks. There are multiple networks in which web servers are widely connected and setting aside the risks which are created by the employees using or misusing the network resources. The web server and their site are hosting their present on more serious sources of security risk.

Website Security at Risk

The web servers are highly designed to open a window between the network and the world. The care which is taken with server maintenance, the web applications update, and their website coding will be highly refined by the size of the window. Basically, “web security” has two components which consist of:- internal and public. The relative security is relatively high if the enterprises have some network resources of financial value. Both the company as well as the site is not controversial enough.

Meanwhile, the network is set up with tight permissions and the web server is patched up to date with all the settings done correctly. Even your applications on the web server have patched up and the website code is done to the high standards. 

If the enterprises have financial assets like the credit card or identity information, then their web security is relatively lower than company's. Even, if the website contents of different organizations are controversial, then their servers, applications and the site code are complex or old and are maintained by the underfunded or outsourced IT department. Meanwhile, all the IT departments are budget challenged and tight staffing is often created by the deferred maintenance issues which are playing into the hands of any subject who want to challenge their web security.

If the organizations have assets of importance or if anything about their site that can put them in the public spotlight then their web security can be tested. The business organizations are hoping that the information provided will be highly preventing the organizations and their company from any kind of embarrassment.

It will be well known that the poorly written software which are creating the security issues. The huge number of bugs of the organizations can create web security issues along with the high proportional size. The complexity of the web applications and the web server of an organization are also highly important. The complex programs of the organizations have created a bug at the very and least weaknesses. Web servers are inherently complex programs at the top of it. The responsive websites of the different organizations are highly complex and intentionally inviting the greater interaction with the public. And as far as the opportunities for the security holes are equally vital for many growing companies.

Well, the programmes that are increasing the value of the web site mainly the interaction with the visitors are allowing the scripts or SQL commands, which can be executed on their web and the database servers in order to the visitors response. However, the web-based form or the script that is installed at their site may have weaknesses or outright bugs even such issues are presenting the web security risk.

There is not a single switch which can throw that the sets and the security hurdle at the proper level. There are multiple dozens of settings if that is not hundreds in a web server alone. In each service, application and open port on the server are adding another layer of the settings and then the web site code, which got the actual picture.

The web security issue is faced by the site visitors as well. The common website attack involves the silent and concealed the installation of the code that can be exploited by the browsers of the visitors. The site is not the end target. There are numerous websites that have been compromised. The owners have absolutely no idea about it as it has been added to their sites and the visitors are at the risk point. Meanwhile, the visitors are the main subject of the attack and the successful attacks are installing the nasty code on the customers’ computers.