Many organizations have limited resources. A few days ago, I was browsing social media and live in a group that the website of a non-profit organization had been hacked into. The organization has helped victims of sexual abuse. Hackers have placed ads on erectile dysfunction. Organizations can do certain things to prevent this, or any attack, from occurring.
We live in the digital age. And, you must assume that your website and all digital accounts are vulnerable to attack. Staying proactive is essential. Of course, the manager of your site has many robust technical security options if he is an expert. One of the most important things to do is to make sure you have an experienced website manager who knows the security of all your systems.
Updates: The first thing to do is to keep all your software up to date. You also want to make sure your operating systems are up to date. Digital companies continually update their software and operating systems based on the vulnerabilities found.
backup: I know many organizations that do not take this seriously. This is an error. Save your information every day, even several times. When you do this, make sure to perform an on-site backup on servers as well as offsite.
Security: Security is essential. And there are some things you should do here:
Change passwords regularly.
Make sure your site, especially for donation or login pages, uses the HTTPS protocol. It provides security and prevents hackers from accessing your website and hijacking it elsewhere as information is transmitted.
Limit the number of people who can upload files to your website.
Consider installing security tools for websites such as (some are free): OpenVas, Acunetix WP Security (plug-ins for WordPress sites) and ScanMyServer.
Error messages: Make sure that any error messages that may appear on your website due to potential broken links are limited to what is needed. The more information you provide, the greater the risk of hackers knowing your passwords or information about your server.
Administrative pages: Make sure your website manager does not allow search engines to index your admin pages. To avoid this, use "robots_text" files.
Firewall: Make sure you have a Web Application Firewall (WAF). Firewalls are intended to monitor your site and prevent hackers, spammers and robots.
features: When connecting a device to the network and computers, it is essential to ensure that the device is scanned each time to detect malware.