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Is Your Website Truly Protected?

According to government sources, there were 6,07,220 cybersecurity breaches reported between June 2021 and June 2022

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Website security in today’s digital era is imperative, to keep hackers and cyber thieves from accessing sensitive information. Businesses risk malware spreading and escalating, as well as assaults on other websites, networks and IT infrastructures if they don't have a proactive security policy in place. 

Website security provides easy-to-use tools for protecting your site from the most common security threats. After all, your website serves as the hub of your company, brand, and all the fantastic things you're doing in the world. It deserves comprehensive protection with all the tools you'll need to keep your company and consumers safe online.

According to government sources, there were 6,07,220 cybersecurity breaches reported between June 2021 and June 2022. Therefore, it becomes crucial for businesses to have proper website security solutions in place while taking their business online. 

Let’s look at some of the key tips that can help small businesses avoid cyber security threats in their online journey:

Prevent attacks and fix malware problems: Take a proactive, preventative approach to your website's security. The Website Security firewall helps to protect your site from attacks, while the malware scanner examines it on a regular basis for dangerous material and alerts you if any is found.

Increased speed — coupled with encrypted data — boosts search rankings: Google favours SSL-protected encrypted sites and ranks them higher in search results than those that aren't, making your company more visible to new clients. GoDaddy's Content Delivery Network (CDN) not only protects your site against DDoS assaults, but it also speeds up the loading of your site by up to 50 per cent by distributing your content across several servers across the world, ensuring that it is always close to your customers.

Manage your passwords: Everybody knows how crucial it is to use strong passwords. It’s equally important to use a variety of passwords, instead of the same one for every account. A lot of people end up using the same password in all places, to remember their login information, and this can be very risky. 

Hackers can easily gain access to all the confidential information from all the accounts by using that single password. Therefore, it is advisable to keep passwords which are hard to guess and keep changing it every three months.

Keep your software up to date: It's critical to keep all software packages up to date to keep your online business safer. This covers the operating system of the computer as well as any other software that is utilised daily. It's also critical to install security patches as prompted by your operating system's or security software's vendor.

Archived backup: The most important thing in today’s world is data. No business would want to lose out on vital business data to a cyber-attack. 

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Nikhil Arora

Nikhil leads strategy, business growth, operations and customer care for GoDaddy in India as its Vice President & Managing Director. In his role at the world’s leading platform dedicated to small businesses, Nikhil is passionate about helping small businesses and entrepreneurs establish and grow their ventures. Nikhil has over two decades of international and India experience in corporate strategy, marketing, business development, and finance. He brings extensive experience operating in emerging markets, along with deep insights on challenges confronting small and micro businesses as they look for growth and to build compelling businesses. Prior to his current role at GoDaddy India, Nikhil was the Head of Operations for Asia and India General Manager for WeWork, a fast growing global start-up. Prior to joining WeWork, Nikhil was the Managing Director at Intuit India, where he was responsible for implementing Intuit’s India business strategy, strengthening partnerships and capitalizing on social, mobile and global market trends. Previous roles included Vice President and Country Head of Operations at Laureate Education, as well as roles in business development at ADP and in managing M&As and joint ventures at Delphi. Nikhil holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting and Finance from Hofstra University, New York. Having spent time in Russia and Central Asia managing public education projects, Nikhil also holds a Diploma in Russian language. He is based out of New Delhi, and his other interests include running marathons, biking, obstacle and adventure sports, traveling and exploring new destinations.

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