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Taking a product or a service online in the 21st century is more than just the norm for businesses and individuals. Main street commerce in Hungary and other parts of Europe is giving way to its online equivalent, which means that if you want to offer your services publicly, you need to be present in the world wide web. This can be done through a website or an application. Nevertheless, having your own digital space is not as easy as it seems. Sure, is it pretty simple to get a portal up and running, but maintaining it in the long run will have you worrying about things, for which you have never worried about before.

For every business, an active website is just like having a physical store. Customers will be able to look at the products, make purchases and communicate with the staff. There is however a risk of experiencing the digital equivalent of breaking and entering, as there are people out there, who will use illegal means to get their hands on your property and on the personal information stored in your database. We know for a fact that the number of cyber-attacks was up in Hungary in 2019, and the consensus is that the number of attacks will continue to rise globally.

A cyber-attack can be anything from an SQL injection to a Distributed Denial of Service attack (commonly referred to as DDoS attack). The latter is something that even major websites with serious budgets and server security settings have had to deal with.

Major companies invest millions to secure their network infrastructure and to avoid jeopardising the integrity of their servers. This is how activities like deposits for online blackjack in Canada, Hungary, Australia or anywhere else in the world can be accessed safely from any type of device. Similarly, an outfit e-shop will find ways to defend itself against “goodwillers” who threaten to steal sensitive information like personal details or payment card details from its customers.

Blocking security breaches is a full-time job for numerous departments of major corporations.

Large teams of technical specialists work both on the prevention of cyber-attacks as well as on fighting back, if and when a cyber-attack takes place. This, of course, does not mean that you will need to go and look for your own team of specialists, but it does not hurt to be prepared.

Taking the best possible measures for your budget will probably be more than enough to protect your digital product. Your first priority will be to protect the server that is hosting your product. Having a server at home comes at a risk but so does using a web host that is not trustworthy. Nowadays, it is common for digital businesses to trust cloud-based server service providers like Amazon for their hosting needs. By using a service like AWS, for example, one ensures that their online product will always stay online and that it will be protected by the ironclad encryption settings that come with the service.

You can never be 100% sure that your efforts will suffice.

Still, by making sure that you are doing your part to protect your product from “dodgy activities”, you are also reducing the risk that such activities will have a negative impact on your customers. Cyber-attacking is an art that will constantly evolve, but luckily so will the services the prevent such activities.

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