There are various sites on the Internet that, wrongly or rightly, store customers’ details. Whether it’s their favourite breakfast cereal or payment details – the most important factor is that the data is safe.
Insecurities resulting from poor server configurations or software built by developers could result in a website being hacked or data being stolen. There are lengths you can go to ensure that your site is safe however sometimes it’s best to hand it over to the experts.
The North East Centre for the UK Government’s Warning, Advice and Reporting Point (nuWARP), based at Northumbria University, are a recognised national centre of excellence in the UK in digital security. They offer:
- Security Audits: evaluation of the organization’s security polices and procedures
- Vulnerability Assessments: scanning networks for known security weaknesses.
- Penetration Testing: examination & assessment of the whole security model
They also offer other data services such as data forensics, network monitoring and data recovery. If you would like anymore information then see the PDF below.
N.B. This website has been put through it’s tests and I’m pleased to say it passed (although I don’t store any information).