Best Practices to Keep Online Assets Secure


The Internet has evolved to a point where we can now add all sorts of new ideas to the web, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Unfortunately, most of these sites have the default security settings configured poorly and the basic techniques to keep websites safe are either outdated or overlooked.

To ensure the security of your online assets, there are a few basic steps to follow:

Secure servers and client software

Always use HTTPS in all web pages, not only for websites like Facebook and Twitter.

Use SSL over HTTP with HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) and HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS).

Use the leading security solutions: Lookout, Lookout Security Monitoring System (LMS), and Avast.

Avoid downloading any software from untrusted sources.

Encrypt your web server using SSL/TLS

Use Application-Layer Security, or ALCryption to encrypt your web server and client software for remote access.

Use client-side encryption to protect sensitive data from leaking out of your website.

Add security to your product and web apps

Securely configure and set-up your website to only allow appropriate permissions.

Keep websites secure by adding SSL and encryption for your product, software and web apps.

Use software tools to automate web server configuration for security and then encrypt or encrypt your website.

Use web app security controls to ensure that your web apps are protected from attacks.

Choose and use security-focused product development tools

Utilize security-focused development tools like Common Security Browser (CSB) from Nylas and Thales.

Use security and compliance solutions for web app security such as Lookout, Microsoft Appscan, and Check Point Software.

Use security-focused development tools such as CodeGuard from Lookout and SafeGraph from Checkpoint.

Choose a secure cloud provider

Use a cloud security provider that implements best practices such as SSL, encryption and cloud architecture.

Use cloud security providers to protect your cloud-based applications that reside on external servers.

Risk and Compliance

Most web and software providers who sell cloud services have anti-piracy policies, financial penalties, and regulations to stay compliant.

However, with ever increasing cloud security threats and risks, security needs to be in place at every step of development. Protect yourself with multiple anti-piracy protections that include Security and Compliance Controls for File Sharing (SCCSF).

For online stores, compliance with laws such as the e-commerce act (Miscellaneous Provisions) 1999 (Cth) allows for penalties for getting in trouble with the law.

Security Tools

Using security and compliance tools can protect you from web site security threats and keep you compliant with laws and regulations. Tools like Fireblocks crypto specifically help you protect those digital assets you hold in the form of cryptocurrencies.

Lookout Security Monitoring System (LMS)

Lookout Security Monitoring System (LMS) monitors your websites and products in the cloud. It can automatically block dangerous links or get rid of unnecessary files so you do not have to manually delete things. LMS can use detection to identify and detect security threats such as viruses, spyware, phishing attacks, and hackers. LMS is a comprehensive security solution that not only protects you from online threats, but protects your customers as well.

If you have complaints or issues, LMS can manage a customer dispute, manage your emails, and track sales.

Infographic created by Donnelley Financial Solutions, a virtual data room company


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