The world of cybercrime is as active as ever and cybercriminals are always looking for a new target. It’s easy to think you’re safe because you’re a single person or a small company with a website, but that’s not true at all.
In fact, many cybercriminals prey exclusively on smaller websites and companies because they have weaker security. Large corporations can afford to pay for massive security measure, but it’s quite likely you can’t.
The question is: could your current website survive against a cyber attack? No matter who you are, your website is constantly at risk of being attacked for a variety of reasons. It could be a criminal trying to steal sensitive data or a group of people you offended. There are new types of attacks becoming popular every year, meaning you need to stay vigilant. Here are some things to consider for your website’s security and where you could improve.
A very common type of cyber attack for websites is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack. This is when a website receives so much fake traffic very quickly that the hosting server can’t handle it and shuts down. This can prevent other, real visitors, from visiting the website, …