Data breaches are more or less becoming commonplace. In the last several years, companies the likes of Under Armour, Home Depot, Equifax, and even Target have fallen victim to ruthless cyber-attacks, resulting in the loss of profit, reputation, and customers.
This obviously has a huge affect on their business, but due to their size, companies of this size and stature can recover. For smaller businesses, though, you’re more likely to close your doors due to the financial loss.
The issue of cybersecurity raises some legitimate concerns for e-commerce business owners. How can you protect your business — and the data of your customers — from cyber-attacks? Is it possible? While there’s no surefire way to ensure your business is 100% protected from cyber-threats, there are steps you can take to improve security. This will ease the minds of your customers and keep your business in tact.
To address these online shopping concerns, you should start by making sure your site is HTTPS protected. This encrypts communication on your site’s server, preventing man-in-the-middle attacks and other cyber-threats. This is pretty normal for a standard site these days, and customers generally look out for the HTTPS symbol or an SSL certification on your site.
While this is a good place to start, there’s still a lot more you can do. Check out the infographic from Wikibuy below to see how you can improve your site’s security.