Most websites are far from secure. Website security is not as simple as desktop security, and so many businesses don’t even think to invest in it. This can be a very costly mistake.

Most websites are far from secure. Website security is not as simple as desktop security, and so many businesses don’t even think to invest in it. This can be a very costly mistake. Websites are the real storefronts of businesses. They are the number one way that clients will find and interact with businesses going into the future, and if the website isn’t secure then the millions of transactions, including financial transactions, that take place on the web every day are not secure. This article is devoted to showing business owners the steps they can take to secure their website against outside intrusion.

Small errors in code can cost businesses millions of dollars, as one unfortunate business found out thanks to a ring of hackers. The following article discusses what one particular business went through before offering some advice on how to secure a website against hackers. The following two articles published by Appstorm and Smashing Magazine are even more comprehensive while still giving tips that someone who is not tech oriented can follow to keep their website safe

Securing your website: A tough job, but someone’s got to do it

“Website breaches can be devastating to your business—here’s how to prevent them.”
http://tinyurl.com/atzalsn

15 Ways to secure your website

Add robots.txt file. robots.txt gives special instructions to search engine spiders as to which folders are to be indexed and which ones are not. Folders with documents, images etc can be kept under wraps from being indexed and displayed in public web searches.”
http://tinyurl.com/2f2g6b6

10 Ways To Beef Up Your Website’s Security

“However, I’d argue that the factor that plays the biggest role in the continuing success of hackers is a lack of awareness and vigilance on the part of software users and website owners.”
http://tinyurl.com/d4wa49n

Website security is about vigilance and knowledge. Business owners do not have to be extremely tech savvy in order to secure their website. They must simple know their own website well and keep an eye out for any new code that doesn’t belong. However, if a business owner really doesn’t feel up to monitoring their own website they can always look into hiring somebody to do the job. The following sites give their members access to thousands of freelancers who are more than capable of handling the job.

ODesk: http://www.odesk.com
Elance: http://www.elance.com
Guru: http://www.guru.com

Business should invest in website security and not let it fall to the side simply because it is not as easy to put into place as anti-virus software. The above tips are simple, but the cost of laxness is much higher.

Bio
Joe Tiew is a passionate mobile app (Android) and web developer (WordPress), who also happen to own and run technology and travel blogs in few languages. He was a marketing manager in a web development firm for 7 years and used to work in IT industry for over 14 years.

He enjoys work that challenges him to learn something new and stretch in a different direction. He was student of UK's Internet Profit LLC, World Youtuber (Arigato Japan) and now a member of iPro Platinum.

Outside of the home-studio, he love travelling and meeting new people. He has documented his journey and people that he met along the way in his blog. 

He live in Malaysia and on healthy vegetarian diet.

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