If you have invested in the best web design Kingston has to offer you need to make sure that your website and the data associated with it is as safe as possible.

The head of cybersecurity at GCHQ has warned that we could be faced with a cybersecurity hack that would be much worse than the Wannacry ransomware attack that threatened to cripple the NHS last year.

Speaking at a conference by antivirus firm Symantec, Ian Levy, technical director of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre said:

He told the conference: “Sometime in the next few years we’re going to have out first “category one'” cyber incident, where you need a national response.

“There’ll be an independent investigation and what will really come out is that it was entirely preventable.”

The fact that many of these attacks are preventable means that there are some small steps that you can take in order to minimise your risk of cyber security attack.

Consider taking the following steps:

  1. Keep your software and plugins up to take

You will need to keep your site up to date and we can help you with that, but it is also very important you keep the software that you use to work on your website up to date too.

Software manufactures will issue updates to patch weaknesses as soon as they become aware of them, so make sure you agree to update.

  1. Passwords

Make sure you change your password from the one we send you, to ensure this is as secure as possible.

  1. Suspicious emails

Make sure everyone who works on your website or on your system know what to do if they get a suspicious email.