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The Road to a Secure Website

The Road to a Secure Website Setting up your website correctly can mean the difference between setting up shop in a bad part of town or in a high traffic shopping mall. Creating a sense of trust and security for your customers will lead to more traffic and more conversions. Follow this roadmap, and your site will be secure in no time! Step 1: Avoid Phishing Anti-phishing services will check your site for signs of phishing and alert you if it is found. What's Phishing? Phishing, simply put, is a way for cyber criminals to get gain access to personal information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by posing as legitimate business. If your site is infected, customers may think they're checking out or signing up for an email list, when really they're giving their sensitive information to criminals. STOP! Step 2: Stop Malware Hackers can exploit vulnerabilities on your webserver to use your website to distribute malware and steal confidential data from your customers. Implement malware monitoring to scan your webpages daily or hourly. If malware is detected, get immediate alerts to remove it from your website before your domain is blacklisted by Google and removed from its search results. 95% Of all websites have no malware protection. MPH Nearly 3% of all websites in the U.S. and 4% of websites in the U.K are infected with malware. Don't let your site be one of them or it will be BLACKLISTED. EXPECT DELAYS It takes an average of 8 days from being hacked to having a clean website again. This could mean an entire week of being blacklisted. US The U.S. is the #1 malware hosting country. Step 3: Configure your SSL Certificate correctly INSPECTION The SSL Configuration Checker is a great tool that will not only grade your installation, but point out where it can be more secure. Check it out at A Passed https://sslcheck.globalsign.com X Failed Enable Always on SSL- Having SSL on a login screen is standard, but we recommend having SSL protection on every page or any page where personal or sensitive information is displayed including profile pages and account history pages. Go Green! An EV, or Extended Validation Certificate, will change the address bar to green in your customer's browser, indicating that your site has been validated with the highest level of trust. secure GlobalSign by GMO Display the secure site seal. this seal next to a login form lets users know the certificate is up to date and that the connection can be trusted. MART Luckily for you, GlobalSign, like a well placed rest stop, can provide you with all three of these services in one stop! GlobalSign. GMOINTERNET GROUP

The Road to a Secure Website

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A guide for securing your internet in three simple and easy steps!

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