Sometimes we believe that our business is well settled and is doing great. Everything is good and the customers are happy which makes you happy. And then comes the negative impacts of breached website security. Hackers are everywhere and it costs a company over $1.7 million to address the damages from a cyber attack. Your business might be the next target no matter how big or small you are.
There are 5 reasons why website security is essential for your business.
Think of it as Business insurance!
- Protect your customers
Customers provide you with their names, credit card information, dates of birth etc when using your website’s services. And keeping that information safe is of utmost importance. Having all the customer information online represents a goldmine for hackers who may want to steal this private information. The fact that your customers trust you by providing their information, it is your duty to encrypt it before it is sent anywhere and continue to safeguard it. If your site is not protected, hackers can use your site to infect your site visitors with malware.
- Protect Your Assets
Just like your customers, you need to ensure your website is secured as it is part of your asset. This is because not only can hackers steal your customer’s information but they can install viruses on your website that could impact your physical machines. As a business requires a lot of investment and we don’t want to see your operations crumble because of cybercrime.
- Website clean-up is more expensive than protection
If you discover that your precious website has been hacked, the first thing you’ll surely do is to search “How to clean up a hacked site”. And yes, you will find a lot of articles about it and we all know how the story will end; hire a professional to try to get the system back in shape.
The viruses that attacked your website are already a headache; now imagine the high cost of hiring someone to clean up the system or even worse having to replace the whole system because the damage is irreversible.
They say that prevention is better than cure and we firmly believe in that.
- Google Blacklisted?
The title above is a synonym of bad and we don’t want it anywhere close to our business operations. How can google blacklist you? Google quarantines at least 10,000 suspicious websites each day. You can recognize the sites by seeing the display message “This site may harm your computer” in the search results. Usually, a website gets blacklisted when it contains something harmful to the user, for example, malware. When a website is blacklisted, it loses almost 95% of its organic traffic and we want to avoid that right? Unfortunately, if this happens, you are gonna have to hire website clean up services which are costly; not to mention you look not trustworthy in the eyes of your customers.
- Protect your reputation
Securing your website rhymes with its survival because a hack or being blacklisted on search engines could impact on your reputation. Your business reputation is not something built overnight but can be tarnished in one day. Negative publicity due to a major security breach on your website is not a good sign and can stick around for a while which affects business growth. But luckily, you can avoid this situation by protecting your website so that the public continues to view you as a trusted name in the industry.
Happily ever after – A peace of mind
Hackers are like the bad guys in the movies whether they want to attack your system or steal your customer’s information. Having well-implemented website security will give you the peace of mind you need to protect your online system which took you so long to build. Little things matter for your business survival. That’s why website security is a crucial part of it. Contact us today for a free consultation on website security and get to know how you can protect your precious. Email us at [email protected] and we’ll gladly get back to you. Until then, Stay Safe !