One big mistake is thinking that once you have created a www page you can leave it for long periods of time unattended. We have to be aware of the fact that not updating your internet website on a consistent basis makes it the perfect prey for online hackers and bots. The installation of Drupal programming is only the beginning of your journey with a personal virtual business card. We have to remember that it is not enough to only add new posts and editing existing graphics, we also have to take special care of data security.
We have to be aware of the fact that every CMS system including Drupal that we use to build our website on can have certain flaws. At first look at these systems we may not see flaws, even professional IT specialists with many years of experience may not detect system errors at first glance. It is with time and use of these systems that specialists are able to detect and fix system errors. For many regular users these errors are not detectable until you can see it due to a physical change on your webpage that is the result of hacking.
What causes this? If at any given time an internet website along with the CMS system is without any errors, it does not mean it is 100% safe. Browser technology, servers and computer systems are constantly moving forward. Newer programming versions are always readily available, thus not many people use Windows 98 or Internet Explorer any-more. This is the same case when it comes to internet websites along with the systems on which they are developed on. This is why we are forced to constant updating in order to prevent the formation of so called technological gaps.
Unfortunately, it is not only the internet website that is at risk of cyber danger. The victim of the cyber attack may also be the server which the website data is located on. This includes data interception or breaking security which results in sending spam from the server. This carries with it catastrophic results, not only does it damage the companies image but what is worse it makes correspondence with clients impossible. Correspondence with clients is made difficult because every email is treated by the receiving inbox as spam and that is where it lands. However, there is something worse than sending spam, that is impersonating a bank to steal data through the use of you company email, that carries with it legal consequences.
This can put your company at risk of many unpleasantness, such as contact from the police – explaining all circumstances that arose and responding to allegations made in this connection. Additionally, contacting individuals, who received such information for your company email.
Therefore, the website will have to be removed at an expressed rate, until it is free of all viruses. This type of action can take even several days, due to the fact that in some cases our IT specialists have to look through hundreds of files on the server or create an entirely new webpage. Creating a new webpage is associated with extra costs, or the loss of data.
It is important to note that a website that has been hacked will remain with the same name in any browser such as Google. This means that on the screen a notice will pop-up that the website is unsafe, thus also lowering the number of clients.
One effective solution is updating your internet websites along with the programming, on which it was created on. The safest option for website owners is having the newest programming.
When caring for the safety of our internet website along with a professional image we guarantee consistent updating, to ensure the newest version of programming and the safety of the server that it is based on.
Before we update your system we also create a back up of all possible data to ensure they do not get lost or disappear during the upgrade. Is this type of action necessary? Every new update is not completely tested and in some cases, there are errors that need to be remedied on a regular basis. Even a skill-full upgrade to a website crashing and without having a copy of all the data, this effect is irreversible.