Online Safety for Christmas Shopping
Almost 14 million Australians – well over half our population – now shop online. *
During this busy Christmas shopping period protecting any online business has never been more important.
The convenience of online shopping brings with it significant cyber risks because of the volume of sensitive data and personal information shared between merchants, payment providers and online shoppers.
E-commerce security risks can be accidental, intentional or caused by human error.
Online businesses should have multiple layers of security in place to keep valuable data protected.
During this busy sales time a cyber-attack could prove to not only be a financial disaster but also severely impact your brand reputation.
However, using the right tools will minimise the threat of fraud and create trust within your customer base.
The most prevalent cyber security threats include phishing attacks, hacking, credit card fraud, data errors or unprotected online services.
The best way to keep your clients personal information that you retain safe from cyber criminal activity is to layer your security strategies such as enhanced DNS protection and adoption of advanced threat protection firewalls.
Make sure your hosting provider is Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant. This means e-commerce platforms must adhere to a strict set of policies and procedures that guarantee the security of payment via credit or debit card. Some of those measures include encryption, anti-malware software, extensive monitoring, and risk analysis.
The e-commerce platform should have the security in place to counter the threat of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
Online shopping websites are particularly susceptible.
Cyber criminals frequently use DDoS attacks to extort money from companies whose livelihood relies on their websites always being accessible.
Think Technology Australia has assisted small to mid-sized companies in many Australian States to secure their clients private and confidential data and can advise you and install the most suitable security solutions to suit your particular business needs.