A website is worth more than the data and information that you have uploaded on it. It is your online identity and if your website is under threat or is tampered by online predators, it will make you pay greater penalties than just losing out on your web pages. You will have online users of your website under the ambit of the threat as well. That is why websites have to be secured from these predators by observing the strictest vigilance. And because you are the one responsible for your website, you have to look after your website’s security.
The first step you need to take is being vigilant about the website’s running on a daily basis. A website that is tampered with or being intruded upon will betray signs that it is under attack by intruders. You have to instantly pick up these symptoms and go on a fact-finding mission. Find out what is wrong with your website and the source of the problem. You can start checking by using free online tools to locate and fix broken links leading to your website. Eradicate all broken and invalid links to your website. Dig out hidden links or redirects to your website and then scrutinize them carefully.
The next step in the process to secure your website is to seal up all those weak links in the chain. Your website’s vulnerabilities have to be tied up and sealed so that online predators cannot attack your website through these loop-holes. Online plugins are updated and modified periodically. Keep track of these updates and if they don’t happen automatically, you have to get them updated manually. Plugins will ensure that your website is prepared against hackers and can give off warning signs when things start getting out of control.
Always keep the Webmaster Tools at your fingertips. This will enable you to be the only one with authority to make changes to your website. Do not allow just about everyone in your office to have editorial access to your website’s WordPress. Keep that privilege only to yourself or to the head of the website designing and development, preferably the Webmaster. That way you will know who is making changes and at what time. Your website’s security and content will not be compromised in any way.