How do I make my business website secure?

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There are a few security procedures that you can take to make your business website more secure:

1. Change passwords regularly: If you’re using the same password for all of your accounts, you’re putting all of your information at risk if one of them is compromised. Set up unique, strong passwords for every single account. Alternatively, use a service like LastPass which will generate and store unique, strong passwords for each site and device you use.

2. Protect your devices: Be sure to always lock your devices and computers when not in use, and use virus protection and anti-malware software.

3. Use a VPN: A virtual private network (VPN) is a great way to protect yourself while using public Wi-Fi. A VPN will encrypt all of your internet traffic so that it can’t be intercepted or monitored by anyone except the VPN provider.

4. Stay up-to-date on security patches: Your software might be vulnerable to attack if you don’t regularly update it with the latest security patches. Make sure to check for updates regularly and install them as soon as they’re available.

If your website is on a managed WordPress platform like Stack Host, or even Shopify, Wix, or Squarespace you already have the bare minimum website security known as SSL certificate or Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is a security protocol that creates an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser.

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