With the popularity of the internet and advancement in technology, an online store and ecommerce website become the first choice of buyer. Online platform is the best place where you can also buy and sell products. An ecommerce website has wider customer reach and open for 24×7. An Online store helps you to retain existing customers as well as new buyers.
Aside from the ecommerce advantages, hackers or cyber criminals are black marks in the internet that can ruin your entire business.
According to a 2012 Sophos Security Threat Report, an average 30,000 websites are hacked every day.
So what should a business do to secure its site from risks?
Get a Secure Hosting
Every webmaster must understand the value of the security. Choose a web hosting wisely. Your hosting provider must offer a secure platform to keep away hacker from your site along with the proper backup system. A secure web host provides a high uptime guarantee, a secure data center, sufficient backup programs, RAID data protection, and manual reboot.
Find the Right Platform
Invest in the right as well as secure ecommerce platform. Your ecommerce platform must be equipped with a lot of security features. Adopt a customizable ecommerce platform which provides a good base of security practices. Don’t fall into tricky and false offers and promotions, choose a feature-rich platform and make sure that it’s PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant.
Install SSL Certificates
SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer,” used to establish a secure connection between web browser and server. It’s essential element to accept payment and secure online transactions. If you accept credit card information and store it in a database then you definitely need an SSL certificate to secure the credit card data as it is transferred.
Don’t Store Sensitive User Data
The good and wise practice is not to store any confidential and sensitive financial information about your users in the database. Always ask to re-enter their financial information when they need to purchase and store only that information that is required for your operations.