CEO at Access IPD, LLC and Impartable.com
As businesses drives more and more traffic online and offer greater and greater functionality on their websites one area that is easy to overlook is security.
Most businesses add online payment processing, content management, login, group function, and other collaborative tools to their website before asking how security is both implemented and maintained.
There are 2 key ways we at Access secure our client’s websites; with Two Factor Authentication and a Ongoing Maintenance Subscription.
Our Ongoing Maintenance Subscription is by far the most critical piece, because technologies change, they always have and they always will. So even the best web security today does not mean a website will be secure in a year or even a few months. A maintenance subscription ensures that a website remains up to date, and it has the added benefit of ensuring the website actually looks nice and functions well on multiple devices.
But Two Factor Authentication is also a very successful security feature. Not only because it prevents hackers from getting into your website backend. It actually prevents them from trying
This is a 2 factor password randomly generated on an automatic rotation pattern for a specific user.
One of the most successful forms of website attack is called a Brute Force Attack where sophisticated clusters of computers all try and access the backend at the same time eliminating hundreds of thousands of password options in a very short space of time.
This kind of attack can bring a website down for other users and administrators before the attackers have even gotten in to do any damage.
A Two Factor Authentication adds a second, randomly generated, numeric password to the backend login. It's an ingenious idea implemented by Google and most social service websites.
Below is a screenshot of one of our websites' backend login screen using Two Factor Authentication, as you can see this is a Joomla feature and one of the reasons why we develop on the Joomla platform.
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