Using Website Security to Protect Your Weakest Point

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The Internet is a place of opportunity, giving businesses and individuals a platform to communicate with the world. Websites and web applications can be used for an endless variety of purposes, including marketing, sales, and publishing.

But at the same time, consumer-facing websites are the weakest point of your security. If you are a web hosting provider with hundreds or even thousands of hosted websites, you need to eliminate the possibility of attacks that could gain access to user accounts or your entire network.

Or if you operate one or multiple websites and online businesses, or any service where attackers can gain access, you need to stop them now.

At HostingCon 2013, website security experts will be available to speak to you about protecting your infrastructure and your business where it is most exposed. The event is your opportunity to learn about the threats that target your business and your customers, and you can learn about the solutions available to mitigate this risk.

The security risks of websites and web applications

When most of us think about the activities of a hacker, we imagine that they target entire networks, focusing their attention on our core hardware devices. However, the reality is that the majority of attackers search for an easy target.

All too often, this is a website or web application.

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) publishes regular reports on the top 10 security threats that a web application could face.

Every year, there are a few types of attacks that consistently appear in the OWASP Top Ten:

  • Injections: Attackers exploit forms on a website, inputting code that will be executed on the server. Using this technique, attackers can remotely control your servers. The most common form of injection is an SQL injection, attacking the database that the majority of webmasters use.
  • Cross-Site Scripting: A type of injection attack, cross-site scripting fools end user browsers into thinking that the data they are receiving is from a recognized domain. As a result, malicious code can be executed on local devices.
  • Malware: Increasingly, attackers use seemingly legitimate software to gain access to a server. As users install WordPress plugins and other scripts, they are rarely checked for hidden malicious software.

Of course, the landscape of website security is constantly changing. Although these attacks occur regularly, attackers always find new ways to exploit weaknesses in web applications.

Website security providers at HostingCon 2013

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Whether you are a web hosting provider, an Internet Service Provider (ISP), or a business with a website, it is essential that you identify your vulnerabilities, eliminate them, and closely monitor your servers for the signs of an attack. At HostingCon 2013, you will meet website security experts who can help you to keep your data and service safe.

StopTheHacker provides a comprehensive suite of website security tools, designed to keep your website online and your information secure. These services include web malware protection, extensive vulnerability assessments, and regular uptime monitoring to let you know if websites have been offline. StopTheHacker can also help by monitoring your online reputation, checking to see if search engines have blacklisted websites after an attack, which, if undetected, could result in significant losses.

You can also speak to the team from Incapsula, whose services include website security, a web application firewall, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection. HostingCon 2013 will be your opportunity to learn more about Incapsula’s services and how you can use them to improve the security of the hosting you offer, or increase your revenue through reselling.

If you are interested in learning more about security for your customers and your internal network, register now and join us at HostingCon 2013.

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