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4 Ways to Tell if Your Website is Secure

There is bad news, and there is good news:

The Bad News — you can't, not absolutely. You've heard the phrase, "It's impossible to make something foolproof because fools are so clever". Cyber-criminals are equally clever; some are brilliant. If they want in that bad, they'll get in. Most, however, will back away from a hard target, so don't be soft on website security.
The Good News — you need to be aware, but you don't need to worry. Follow simple steps, and your website will be secure enough that only the most dedicated hackers will even try.

1. Earn an SSL certificate. This indicates you've encrypted your website info. There's a validation process, but it's absolutely worth the effort. Once you're validated, you'll see a closed padlock icon in your URL box and "https" in the URL itself. These need to be renewed regularly, so don't let yours expire!


2. Earn a trust seal. Once you have your SSL, many organizations (like the Better Business Bureau and security software companies) can collect specific data as a third-party witness to confirm your business is authentic and compliant.


3. Establish a privacy policy. Another cliché: "Failing to plan is planning to fail." Do you have and follow a plan to keep your system safe? If you assign every employee to a specific computer, you'll need to have a serious discussion with any employee found using another's computer. If your plan includes running malware scans daily, you need to run them every single day. Simple common sense.


4. Engage an expert partner. Unless you're a web security specialist, you can't know about all the latest threats and the latest tools to meet those threats. That's why companies in Peoria, Illinois, and across Central Illinois trust Facet Web Tech.

 

Don't You Worry About Cyber-security, Let Us Worry
Do you really know or care exactly what an SSL Certificate is? Do you know or care how many malware, phishing, identity theft, and other threats are out there? No, you care that your website, your data and your business are safe. That exactly what Facet Web Tech does, we keep you safe. We'll review your website and recommend ways to make it safer. We'll monitor your website 24/7 to see if anyone's poking around uninvited. If some skulking cyber-creep does break in, we can clean up and restore your site to pre-attack condition. Contact Facet Web Tech — we'll take care of your cyber-security needs so you can take care of your business.
 

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