Why is web security important in 2021?
An Anti-virus is considered to be an essential part of a laptop or PC. It’s not very often that you see a computer without an Anti-virus. But strangely we still see businesses feeling completely safe and secure after setting up the web-application or website without really giving much thought to how secure their web-application or website is. This is baffling especially when the databases from them more than often not contain highly sensitive data such as customer’s personal details. With the increasing developments in the technological field it can become increasingly challenging for businesses to keep their information and databases secure on the web.
A website is always at risk and this is not something we say to scare you, this is the reality. As per a 2019 report, it was found that over the past 5 years, security breaches had increased by 67%. It is said that about 30000 to 50000 websites get hacked almost every day. There are a lot of malicious soft-wares that are used to infect websites which can gather sensitive data from the website and even hijack computer resources in some cases. They are usually used to redirect your potential customers.
Today on the World Wide Web there are over 1.5 billion websites. In order to search for information people rely on search engines. This makes Search Engine Optimization even more important. Thus a webmaster is required to understand the real meaning of SEO as well as its true potential to help a business. Search engines will restrict them or warn your potential customers from entering your website if they find it to be insecure. Starting from 2018, Google started marking every website without SSL (HTTPS) as insecure and thereby giving the websites an SEO penalty which will make it harder for them to reach out to new customers. Thus making it must for a business to have a SSL website. This will affect the trust of your customers causing you a loss of reputation and it can even mean an end to the business in case of a cyber-attack. Out of these websites that get hacked are legitimate small businesses.
Google quarantines thousands of suspicious websites on a daily basis, without actually using the term “blacklist”. You can recognize these sites when you see the warning message “This site may harm your computer” when you search for them. This warning can drive your potential customers away from your website. Thus Web Security Certification is a must for improving the visibility of your website. This will affect the incoming traffic by a huge margin and can rapidly affect your revenue. Cleaning up your website is the first step to get relisted on the Search Engine. Clean-up is not an easy task and should be left to the professionals which can tend to be quite expensive. So as we have always been repeating “prevention is better than a cure” applies in this case too.
We at absolute web can help businesses with web security issues and solutions. We have ample experience in the field of Website security to help you encrypt your website and keep your website safe and secure and to prevent web application or website attacks. We can help you get a website security certificate and also explain to you how web security certificates work. Keep your website or web-applications safe and secure with the best web security products and solutions.