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eCommerce security checklist for website owners

Lockdown, COVID-19, pandemic are words excessively used and seen these days. Let’s take a break for just a moment and talk about some old problems that have not disappeared. How does it sound to you an eCommerce security checklist for website owners?

As websites’ security is one of our most important concerns, we invested great energy in some detailed articles about cybersecurity advices which should be considered by the website owners as well as the most common cybersecurity attacks that they have to deal with.

The other day we discovered a guide which was just released by University of North Dakota and we think it is a great addition to our already published information and may help you to keep your website safe.

This guide provide useful insights about:

1. How to ensure back-end security

Common web security mistakes, such as broken authentication and security misconfiguration help a cybercriminal to infiltrate and corrupt a company’s digital information and data.

E-commerce organizations should work to establish strong authentication and authorization protocols for its staff and systems.

2. Communicating to consumers that their data is protected

We would say that communicating to your customers your security initiatives and that their data is protected is as least as important as the implemented security measures. Building your brand and your customers’ trust will help you boost your sales and make a difference on the market.

This is the reason we created Invictus SECURED, a product which supports online businesses in their efforts to assure their clients that their online experience and security are important concerns for which they constantly direct energy and resources.

You may check Invictus SECURED here: https://invictus-secured.com/about-invictus-secured/ 

3. How to anticipate security threats

The security threats are dynamic in scope, action and result, therefore are difficult to predict. While some attacks are targeting specific personal/financial information, others are just vandalising websites.

Therefore, a strong prevention may be more effective than any attempt to anticipate some type of cyber attacks. A list with the most common cybersecurity attacks may help you to take the proper security measures for your website.

You may also check our article about the most common cybersecurity attacks: https://hidden-process.com/en/the-most-common-cybersecurity-risks-of-an-e-commerce-business/

4. Tips on securing your website and the future eCommerce security

Some simple, additional steps may be of great help in keep your website and information protected:

  • Updating technology and equipment as frequently as possible;
  • Developing a strong set of guidelines to address cyber threats;
  • Updating password protocols, conducting security training seminars;
  • Learning about current and future E-Commerce security threats.

You may check the full guideline here: https://onlinedegrees.und.edu/masters-cyber-security/how-to-secure-your-website-ecommerce-security/

Also, considering that the eCommerce activity experiences the most intense period so far, do not forget to download our presentation regarding eCommerce Security Trends in 2020, as they are more relevant than ever: https://hidden-process.com/en/ecommerce-security-trends-in-2020/

We can help you stay safe!

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