Protecting staff, property and assets is a priority for every business. However, many businesses are dangerously unaware of their own vulnerable points, leaving them exposed to a wide range of potential threats… It is important that you know where your weaknesses lay and how to resolve those as quickly as possible.
With the right encryptions implemented you can easily and quickly protect your company and your precious data. Here are the most important ones:
Domain name system security extensions (DNSSEC) are a set of protocols that add a layer of security to the domain name system (DNS) lookup and exchange processes, which have become integral in accessing websites through the Internet. DNSSEC protects against unwanted manipulations by means of digital keys. This is a good protection against hackers trying to hijack your company.
SPF works by a DNS record that specifies the servers that are authorised to send emails on behalf of a domain. The record also specifies how recipients are supposed to handle emails that are sent from unauthorised servers. This is a good protection against spoofing.
DKIM (Domainkeys Identified Mail) is an email authentication technique that allows the receiver to check that an email was indeed sent and authorised by the owner of that domain. This is done by giving the email a digital signature. This DKIM signature is a header that is added to the message and is secured with encryption. This is a good protection against phishing.
Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance, or DMARC, is a protocol that uses Sender Policy Framework, (SPF) and DomainKeys identified mail (DKIM) to determine the authenticity of an email message. This is a good protection against spoofing and phishing.
Hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, which is the primary protocol used to send data between a web browser and a website. HTTPS is encrypted in order to increase security of data transfer. This is particularly important when users transmit sensitive data, such as by logging into a bank account, email service, or health insurance provider. This is important for the ranking and reputation of your website with google.
By implementing these simple 5 points your company will be a lot more protected against nefarious attacks from hackers.
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