In the first post of this series, we discussed some of the main website security threats. Knowing the website security environment is a vital part of a good website posture. However, it is also important to be aware of what to do to strengthen your website.
Today, we are going to give you some practical tips on how to improve your website posture.
As a website owner, we highly recommend using the principle of least privilege. It is a computer science principle which can be applied to every level in a system and the benefits strengthen your website security posture.
The main takeaways of the principle of least privilege are:
- Use the minimal set of privileges required for each user to perform an action.
- Grant those privileges only for the time the action is necessary.
When assigning roles, only let users have the role they will need to accomplish a task. Assign roles of administrator (more access) and contributor (less access) based on the responsibilities of the user.