Introduction

So you have a website and you are looking at how to protect it and keep your business going? This ultimate guide will tell you all that you need to know on how to have website security.

The guide covers all types of websites and all sizes as well. So, no matter if you are a web professional, small business, or big enterprise.

ScanTitan provides free website security that includes website vulnerability and malware scanning, website monitoring, and more.

 

Get it secure – The ScanTitan Way

We grouped website security into four main actions you have to take to ensure your website security.

0- Build it secure

The most essential thing, you have to build your website in a secure way, using a secure framework, secure platform, and secure hosting.

When you publish your website make sure you have:

  • Known to be a secure content management system and framework
  • Secure coding practices are followed
  • Using secure and vulnerability-free libraries
  • Secure web hosting with web application firewall and backup
  • HTTPS-enabled hosting

However, that alone is not effective and you have to have other measures in place to keep your website secure.

1- Scan your website

First, you need to have a website security check to identify any possible security issues that cause your website to be targeted for attackers and make your business at risk.

Website security check should cover:

  • Website vulnerability scanning
  • Website exposure scanning
  • Website malware scanning

While you keep reading, you will get more information on what is included in each security check.

2- Monitor your website

A website security check will give you the security status at the time of the scan, but what if something goes wrong after that? Right, you have to keep an eye on your website and best is to automate website monitoring.

Website monitor should covers:

  • Website availability monitoring
  • Website security vulnerabilities monitoring
  • Website exposure monitoring
  • Website malware monitoring
  • Network exposure monitoring
  • Cyber brand monitoring

All of the above are needed to have complete website security monitoring.

3- Predict security attacks

Monitoring your website is effective and good for reactive protection. However, to be proactive for your website security you need to monitor cyber threats that might attack your website and cause harm to your business or visitors. For this, cyber threat intelligence is the solution.

Cyber threat intelligence should covers:

  • Published vulnerabilities monitoring
  • Published exploits monitoring
  • Cyber attacks and advanced persistent threat monitoring
  • Dark web monitoring
  • Phishing and scamming domains monitoring
  • Public breaches and pastes monitoring
  • Credential disclosures monitoring
  • Social media and DDoS call monitoring

 

Do you need all security?

Depending on your website and company size, you might need all cyber threat intelligence monitoring or part of them.

The following table summarizes what you require depending on your business size.

Security NeedsWeb Professional /

Bloggers /

Small Business

Business /

Small Enterprise

Enterprise /

Governments

Website Security ScanningYesYesYes
Website Malware ScanningYesYesYes
Website Availability MonitoringYesYesYes
Website Malware MonitoringYesYesYes
Website Security MonitoringPartiallyYesYes
Website Brand MonitoringPartiallyPartiallyYes
Cyber Threat IntelligencePartiallyYes

 

ScanTitan provides a lifetime free package that covers the needs of web professionals, bloggers, and small businesses. Sign up and secure your website immediately.

 

ScanTitan Website Security

ScanTitan is the only online website security solution that covers all of website security needs in one portal.

Website Vulnerability Scanner

Vulnerability is a weakness in your website that hackers can exploit to hack your website. That can be an insecure configuration, outdated components, or programming bug.

Website vulnerability can be on any layer, the web application itself, content management system, JavaScript libraries, web hosting server, or other shared services.

ScanTitan provides website vulnerability scanner that is able to scan all layers of your web application to detect all types of vulnerabilities including:

  • Application-level vulnerabilities like XSS, SQL Injection, XXE
  • Known vulnerabilities on WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and plugins
  • Known vulnerabilities on the webserver and other listening services
  • SSL Vulnerabilities and weaknesses

Website Exposure Scanning

Website exposure is how your website is seen by hackers. The information that is exposed by your website is very important for hackers to plan and drive attacks.

For example, you built your website on Drupal but you didn’t change the default configurations which expose the fact about the Drupal version. Attackers easily can read the version and then try out all Drupal published vulnerabilities.

ScanTitan gives you detailed information about how your website is exposed to hackers and what information you need to reduce and hide. Even, ScanTitan mimics hackers by doing reconnaissance and brute-forcing to discover hidden information about your website.

Website Malware Scan

Malware can affect your website and impact your visitors, business, and reputation. Once infected, hackers can steal your data, upload files to your website, transfer your website to serve botnets, and drive attacks to other users and websites.

Website malware can be malicious javascript, webshell (backdoor), malicious redirects, and viruses.

ScanTitan malware scanner detects website malware including malicious javascript, webshell, malicious plugins, backdoors, hidden iframe, and malicious redirects.

Website Monitoring

Now after you get your website in good security, you have to make sure to keep this security of your website.

Your website is always evolving and contents are always changing, so you always need to rescan your website to identify any new security issues.

ScanTitan provides a website monitoring solution to covers all continuous monitoring needs, which include:

  • Website availability monitoring
  • Website vulnerability monitoring
  • Website exposure monitoring
  • Website malware monitoring
  • Website SSL and certificate monitoring
  • Network ports monitoring
  • Website blacklisting monitoring

Vulnerability and Exploit Intelligence

On average, there are 45 vulnerabilities that are been published online. You always need to make sure that your website is still vulnerability free by analyzing what components you are using.

Hackers and even script kiddies are taking advantage of these vulnerabilities in websites and exploiting them which is why the need for vulnerability intelligence and exploit intelligence is essential.

With ScanTitan, you can subscribe to get alerts whenever a vulnerability or exploit is published about your used components and technologies. ScanTitan compiles vulnerability and exploit information from multiple sources including software vendors, security professionals, public and governmental organizations, and individuals.

Cyber Threat Intelligence

Threat intelligence is simply the knowledge that allows you to prevent cyberattacks or reduce them to the barest minimum.

It is about knowledge of what is happening in cyberspace, what are malicious IP addresses (so that you can block), what weaknesses and techniques hackers are exploiting, and other related information.

ScanTitan carries out monitoring all aspects of cybercriminals and threats that might impact your online services and business. That includes:

  • Phishing and scam domain name monitoring
  • Data breach monitoring
  • Credential breach monitoring
  • Dark web monitoring
  • Attacks call on social networks
  • Hacker forums monitoring

 

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