Internet security risks in the digital world and solution for your ecommerce business

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There was a time when security referred only to CCTV cameras, alarm systems, big beefy bouncers and Alsatian dogs. Whilst those remain the cornerstone of security in bricks and mortar premises, in the digital age they have no role to play in online security.

Hacking and online fraud is a big problem for ecommerce websites – both from the point of view of the customer and the site owner. If the site is not properly secured from hacking then there is good chance that both the customer and the business will pay a heavy price.

From the customers perspective, if their credit or debit card details are stolen it could cost them significantly with any money stolen not necessarily being refunded. From the business point of view, loss of business and negative publicity could prove fatal for the company.

How then do you make sure your eCommerce website is secure?

Keep data encrypted

Data that goes between the company’s website and the customers can be kept encrypted. In other words, a third party trying to intercept it would not be able to read it. By using a free ssl certificate you can verify that a user sending a message is who he or she claims to be, and provide the receiver with the means to encode a reply.

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Don’t store customer data

When it comes to credit card numbers there is really no need to hold onto thousands of records. Security experts say you should only keep a small amount of data on your server to process refunds and charge-backs. Although you may want to keep some data for marketing purposes you need to balance that with the risk you are putting your customers under.

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Make sure your customers are smart with their passwords

Most customers today are pretty savvy when it comes to internet security and are aware of their own responsibilities. However it is a good idea to remind them on your site the importance of changing passwords regularly and that the longer the password the more secure it will be.

It is also a good idea with passwords to use a mixture of numbers, small and capital letters and special characters.

Update your system regularly

You should always install a security patch as soon as it is released. Cyber criminals are quick on the ball when it comes to taking advantage of those software systems that are not regularly updated.

As cyber attackers are on the brink of taking advantage of your little to no interest in taking extra care of your data, as the person in charge of security, you are required to always be on top of the game – to beat the hackers to the competition. That’s the only way to avoid loosing what’s most precious to your personal and customers’ data.

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Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Excellent tips here Olawale. In addition to using secure passwords, there are tools that can be used to generate strong passwords. They will create and store them. You can also place them in groups for quick retrieval.

    Nice post, thanks for sharing.

  2. Great article about secure ecommerce website. These tips definetely makes every ecommerce website secure for shopping and other things

  3. In Today’s Word all company and small business owner are making website for there brand to get online and doing internet marketing for the product or service so the risk of hacking the website is more and this cause loss of money and business both so the article which you provided will help lot of people and tips and trick which you have mention is really great i will use it in my website also

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