The holiday season is here and with it comes the rush to meet ever increasing demand. While you plan how best to maximize customer transactions it’s equally important to ensure that your infrastructure keeps pace from a security standpoint. We all remember the two big malware threats that caused such damage earlier this year, and surely there are more on the way. It’s important to think about how you are going to protect yourself from ever more sophisticated threats in the future.
Every eCommerce business heavily relies on sensitive information such as credit card and transactional data. Keeping this data safe and secure is a key element in building trust with your customers t so they know their sensitive information is kept safe from hackers who may try to steal it.
A recent article from TechRadar, provides you with some tips on how to successfully control, protect, backup and manage your data.
We would also like to highlight some other, practical steps you can take to protect you and your customers:
- Enable automatic updates for your key desktop and application software, hackers often target vulnerabilities in older versions of popular software and regularly updating your OS will go a long way to protecting you
- Purge old accounts and basic passwords, nothing says steal my data like 1234 as your password
- Don’t let anyone go phishing in your pond – Phishing is one of a variety of tricks that hackers use to steal passwords and access, so let your employees know that they must look carefully at any request via email to change a password or to track an order that they think they forgot about. The best clue that the request is fake is usually in the email address
If you are concerned about your ability to secure your critical eCommerce applications, we can help, our flagship order and inventory management system, Multichannel Order Manager (M.O.M.) is now available in the cloud giving you the peace of mind of knowing that your data is in safe hands.
With M.O.M. in the Cloud, you no longer need worry about dated technology or running your own infrastructure in house to keep it secure, we’ll manage and keep it secure for you, while giving you the best in order and inventory management.
Didier Bloch, MBA, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH is Director IT and Operations for Freestyle Solutions. In addition to thinking about IT Security every waking moment, Didier is a recognized industry expert in securing eCommerce platforms. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information