Why Web CMS Security should be Your Priority Now?
The media has been abuzz with coverage related to cybersecurity for past couple of months and though it’s scary, you need to face the reality proactively. In Jan 2017, you might have seen media coverage regarding former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The man whom Trump appointed as his cybersecurity advisor had security issues with his own website, based on four-year old version of Joomla. Tech experts claimed, “The website of Donald Trump’s new cyber-guru Rudy Giuliani has a low security rating and is extremely vulnerable to hackers.”
Such incidents are commonplace in the internet due to several reasons and one of them is that security is still not a priority for many website owners. When you begin your vendor selection, security must be the primary factor to consider while you choose an outsourcing web development agency.
There is no single answer to this question; however, we have to collectively work to reprogram the way we consider security. Here are some steps that we need to follow, the sooner the better:
- Firstly, you need to secure what you already have and you must do it NOW. Let your current website go under variety of security scanners preferably with the help of a web development expert.
- Secondly, assess your future needs as the CMS landscape is evolving constantly. Depending on your needs, you can consider a shift to headless or decoupled CMS wherein the content and the presentation are decoupled. You just keep control of your code and the vendor, for instance, Amazon S3 would take care of everything related to content management and delivery. Thus, your website can be served in a secure and scalable manner.
- Finally, you can also get into the bandwagon of enterprises choosing custom CMS solutions which can be much secured. If your business conducts complicated transactions or if you have content management workflows that are highly proprietary then a custom CMS solution is the best option for you. It can not only be your long-term business asset but also act as radar to detect security threats.
With incidents of cyber exploits and hacking on the rise, it is high time for you to secure your CMS. If your website is hacked then your competitors can use it against you as a lethal weapon. Besides it would also damage your brand reputation and make you lose your customers. How would you like to make your CMS secure? Please let us know by leaving your comments below.
Originally published at cmsontwikkelingspecialist.blogspot.com on April 12, 2017.