How to protect the website of your personal brand from a cyber attack?

Cyber Security

The website of our personal brand is your calling card to attract loyal followers, and an unexpected cyber attack can cost you money and time.

1. What activity types are you monitoring from the back?

With the right tools and knowledge, your brand can improve its safety and prevent attacks. In order to avoid becoming the next victim of this online crime, it is time to take a fresh look at your website and find out what is and what is not a potential threat. You can effectively protect your website and your online reputation in a number of ways.

2. Find out what your host is offering

It’s important to have access to a long log history. Find out what your existing provider offers and perhaps pay for an upgrade. If you run on a shared hosting package, it is particularly important to know that.

3. Don’t forget to back up regularly

Your website may not be supported by your hosting company automatically. You must instead buy or use free backup tools to save valuable content, pictures and installations. Do this at least once a month, when plugins and themes are regularly upgraded.

4. Create an action plan for you or your team

In the event of security breaches, it is good practice to have a well-defined strategy with all the right contacts like a web developer in place. This will clarify and minimize errors.

5. During work week, check in daily

Login to your site and look for any security plugin messages, spam activity, updates, etc. If something is outdated or if there are too many spam comments and referrals, it can be a good time to improve your safety. You can reduce or eliminate an attack by a cyber-criminal with the right checks and balances.

If you know that something has been compromised by your brand, you should contact your web developer and host provider immediately. It is best to seek expert advice to evaluate the situation and to solve any technical problems that might lead to a breach.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.