How Do I Make My Website Secure From Malware and Viruses?
August 1, 2022Tips for your Business| Category:
Malicious Software (Malware) lives up to its evil reputation by inserting a file or code, with ill intent, onto your website to access data that can lead to your financial loss and another’s financial gain. A website hosting & development company in London ON fixes and prevents malware problems on your website.
To keep up with increases in malware threats, we have upgraded our hosting services to handpick the best solution for your website.
SmartWebPros makes it our job to ensure your hardworking website is malware free:
- Through our SWPDIP security program, we fix current malware problems and make your website malware-free.
- We use one server per website rather than providing shared hosting. This is the most secure and dedicated hosting strategy.
- We use professional Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosting services.
- Our website development team uses comprehensive strategies to streamline your website’s functionality.
- WordPress plugins are kept updated.
- We ensure routine back-ups / save a copy of your website so that it remains healthy.
- Significantly, SmartWebPros block malignant foreign traffic (cybercriminals) to your website.
Since 2003, Jeff Christofferson of SmartWebPros, has made it his goal to provide affordable and reliable website hosting, development, design, and SEO services for local and North American businesses.
SmartWebPros Digital Infrastructure Provider (SWPDIP) Security Compliance Program ensures website safety.
Ask us about the robust controls we employ to maintain security and compliance while hosting your most valuable digital asset, your website.
We abide by audit standards through an independent third-party auditor, ensuring good governance and internal checks and balances. SWPDIP Compliance Enablers expand upon existing traditional programs that help your website operate at its optimum in a SWPDIP-controlled secure environment.
Our compliance with IT standards of Certifications and Attestations, SmartWebPros, Regulations & Privacy, and Alignments & Frameworks through Amazon Web Services are assessed by an independent third-party auditor that validate the SmartWebPros DEEP security compliance program’s security control environment.
SWPDIP website security program is following industry-leading best practices.
Owning a website is a lot like owning a home.
- Entry to your website must be protected to keep out those who mean harm.
- Your security systems must be tested to make sure they are working correctly.
- Backing up your website means an original version is always available. Like insurance, backups are a way of protecting what may be lost.
Websites are often vulnerable to a digital virus or cyber attack and need systems to protect them.
- Spam is sent from the infected computer to vulnerable individuals.
- The virus or code explores the network until it finds entry to the data it has been coded to find.
- It copies that data, almost always, for financial gain.
What sorts of malware are out there?
- Robot network (Botnets) – These series of controlled computers are mostly behind distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
- Cryptojacking – A system that verifies transactions on blockchain networks where cybercriminals hack into business and personal computers and install software.
- Malvertising – Exactly what it sounds like, it is the system of inserting online advertising or webpages that spread malware and malicious code among legitimate ones.
- Adware – The type of malware that creates access to computer systems.
- Polymorphic malware – The next generation of malware with the ability to morph existing code and still retain its original algorithm, subverting detection.
- Ransomware – A criminal business model that holds your valuable files for ransom.
- Spyware – Information on a computer is collected and sent to the invader.
Malware is introduced through email attachments, file servers (SMB/CIFS), network file systems (NFS), file-sharing, or non-system-involved remote means.