Have you tested your website for vulnerabilities?

Have you tested your website for vulnerabilities?
07/03/2018

Have you tested your website for vulnerabilities?

By Phil

As part of the move towards GDPR compliance, you will probably have completed many of the assessments and audits needed to ensure your compliance to GDPR by the 25th May 2018

An often-overlooked aspect of your security, is the data held on or collected from your own website.

Directors should be aware that this presents both rich, and in some cases easy pickings, for those who would steal or copy data from you.

The answer is to undertake a vulnerability test of the site. Asking your website provider to do this for you is like asking a turkey to vote for Christmas, so this should be performed by an independent expert.

Of course, almost all websites are hackable by those who are both trained and determined, as any house may be broken into, but just as a house uses proper locks, alarms and precautions, then your website can do the same.

The Vulnerability test report contains a list of weaknesses, issues and strengthening points, that you can then provide to your website supplier to address.

At RDS, we treat this a little like an MOT on your car. We provide the initial test and report, and then upon your request, offer a retest within 60 days to ensure that the issues have been resolved. A successful test provides you with the document that shows reasonable care has been taken, which in turn supports your business insurance and ISO standards within your company.

“Time waits for no man” as they say, as the 25th May approaches, so contact RDS now on 0330 2211244, for your own vulnerability test and report.

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