Own an E-Commerce Business? Here’s How to Secure Customer Data

A guest post from From Siege Media

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.  



About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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