Website Security Risks
Secure Software Development: Levels of Responsibility
- Check for vendor notifications about updates and patches or withdraws (‘change oil & tires’)
- Buy an insurance to protect yourself against risks.
Six Simple Tips to Ensure Website Security:
- Educate your organization. Tell your employees that Security experts need to ensure that application is secure in code and design. Explain that DevOps experts are needed to implement monitoring and patch management as well as secure support of your server and software. Security often goes hand in hand with DevOps, Architecture assessment and Business analysis – and vice versa.
- Don’t put all eggs in one basket. Do not store all websites on a single server. It is architecturally wrong and could negatively affect websites performance.
- Patch your web apps and web server. Regardless of what framework you use, it`s important to remember that none is a safe haven for your website. All of them have some vulnerabilities, which will have to be addressed.
- Engage DevOps and/or security service provider. Your websites need regular check-ups for the code and server security review & assessment. If you don`t have such experts internally, address security vendors and ask them to help you establish a comprehensive security strategy and develop a plan for regular security check-ups.
- If you`re outsourcing your website development, make sure that security is part of the deal. Discuss the security maintenance and check-up possibilities with your vendor. For long-term strategic partnerships, you might want to consider a shared responsibility model.
- The greedy pay twice. Don’t skimp and don`t cut corners on security, especially so if you`re responsible for protecting sensitive data of your website users. Security is a significant part of quality service and customer satisfaction.