Data Safety Instructions For Website Owners

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The old saying «prevention is better than cure» certainly applies to data privacy. A tiny bit of harmful code that you upload to your site can cause huge damage. From pop-ups to a complete system compromise, or even the theft of a password or session. As part of your data security policies you should specify how frequently and by whom your system is scanned for this type of malicious code, and what protections are in place to mitigate the risk.

Update all software or scripts that you utilize on your site regularly. Hackers are targeting security flaws within popular web software, and a lack timely updates makes your system vulnerable. Additionally, you must restrict access to networks or databases to the minimum number of people required to perform their tasks.

Develop a plan of action to handle potential breaches. Then, designate a staff member to manage the process. Based on the nature of your business, you may have to inform the law enforcement, consumers, customers, and credit bureaus. This is a serious issue that should be planned well in advance.

Set up strong password requirements for consumer accounts. Also, make sure you have a reliable method of storing passwords, like requiring the use of lower and uppercase letters, numerals and special characters as well as using salt and slow hash functions. Avoid storing confidential information about users and should you have to limit the risk, you can do so by encrypting it or deleting the information after a certain period.

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