What do website owners think about the most?
Irrespective of their site’s success, website owners are always on the hunt for ways to improve their sites.
They constantly think about improving their site’s interface, user experience, and page loading speed. Still, the most pressing concern of every site owner is security.
Why is cyber security so important?
Before you launched your website, you might have encountered various approaches to cyber security. Your present security measures might be strong, but you’d naturally jump on a better one when you find it. Why is that?
Data protection. Data are the pillars of every website. A compromise in your site’s security would expose its data to devastating levels of exploitation. Of course, no one wants that.
A strong security program keeps your site safe from both external and internal attacks. However, the best feature any website could have is innovative security.
Malware and Spywares are being improved by the second, so it’s only logical that your site’s security gets constant improvement to counter them.
Experts have reported that security should take a significant proportion of a web management budget. If that’s the norm in your case, it proves that you’re security conscious and doing your best to protect your site’s data.
However, data protection goes beyond just security. What about privacy?
In a web-hosting context, security and privacy are interwoven, but they only complement each other. Neither guarantees the other.
What’s the difference?
Security is all about preventing unauthorized entities from gaining access to a website’s information, programs, and network.
On the other hand, privacy is a policy that protects the site’s users’ data from being exploited by both unauthorized parties and even the legitimate ones like the site administrators.
Data in this context isn’t only the information a user willingly inputs while transacting on a website. Users leave footprints on websites every time they log on to them. Think of it as leaving DNA residues.
These residues are called cookies. It’s not an intentional process on the user’s part, but it’s an essential feature of the network and hosting system.
Data left by users help website administrators condition and improve users’ experience on subsequent visits. Only when consented to by a user.
In a nutshell, security prevents breaches, and privacy policies ensure the contextual integrity of users’ data within a website.