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2/4/2020
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7 Ways SMBs Can Secure Their Websites

Here's what small and midsize businesses should consider when they decide it's time to up their website security.
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Evaluate Risk Posture
SMBs should be aware of their risk posture, SiteLock's Becenti advises. This means evaluating their environments and taking an inventory of the programs and plug-ins their sites require to operate. Are they running WordPress? Joomla? Drupal? Do they plan on accepting credit cards and doing e-commerce transactions? Are they handling sensitive medical information? The answers to these questions will dictate how security needs are evaluated. 
'The main thing is to take a step back and decide if you'll need things like SSL certificates and a third-party payment system,' Becenti says. 

Image Source: Adobe Stock -- Olivier Le Moal

Evaluate Risk Posture

SMBs should be aware of their risk posture, SiteLock's Becenti advises. This means evaluating their environments and taking an inventory of the programs and plug-ins their sites require to operate. Are they running WordPress? Joomla? Drupal? Do they plan on accepting credit cards and doing e-commerce transactions? Are they handling sensitive medical information? The answers to these questions will dictate how security needs are evaluated.

"The main thing is to take a step back and decide if you'll need things like SSL certificates and a third-party payment system," Becenti says.

Image Source: Adobe Stock -- Olivier Le Moal

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2/4/2020 | 5:08:00 PM
Don't Forget About Key Management
These are all great recommendations.  One in particular that I think SMBs could also benefit from is key management - both encryption and API keys.  Both Drupal and WordPress (there may be others that I am not aware of) have encryption and key management modules/plugins that can help businesses protect their private information.  The importance of storing and managing keys separate from the CMS is paramount.  Here are two examples of why key management is important. 1) Encrypted data needs strong key management. If you store your encryption key in the clear next to the encrypted data, you aren't really protecting it. Hackers can easily "unlock" you encrypted data with simple apps that are readily available. 2) API Key Management.  Almost every website uses API keys to integrate with other web services like PayPal, MailChimp, etc.  Without proper protection, hackers can steal API keys and easily gain access to your services and customers.  A common misconception about web security is that the hosting company takes care of EVERYTHING.  While they do an excellent job at securing their systems, SMBs are still building web sites on top of their hosting provider's infrastructure, and often leave themselves vulnerable.
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