Posted on August 5, 2013
Filed Under (Ecommerce) by jennifer

It seems you can’t go a day without hearing about someone or some group hacking a website or stealing credit card and other sensitive data from ecommerce sites.

So how do you protect your ecommerce site from being hacked and sensitive customer data from being stolen? I recently asked dozens of ecommerce and security experts to find out. Following are their top 15 tips for protecting your ecommerce business from hacking and fraud.

1. Choose a secure ecommerce platform.

2. Use a secure connection for online checkout–and make sure you are PCI compliant.

3. Don’t store sensitive data in house.

4. Employ an address and card verification system.

5. Require strong passwords.

6. Set up system alerts for suspicious activity.

7. Layer your security.

8. Provide security training to employees.

9. Use tracking numbers for all orders.

10. Monitor your site regularly–and make sure whoever is hosting it is, too.

11. Perform regular PCI scans.

12. Patch your systems by downloading patches and upgrades in a timely manner.

13. Make sure you have a DDoS protection and mitigation service.

14. Consider a fraud management service.

15. Make sure you or whoever is hosting your site is backing it up–and has a disaster recovery plan.

For additional information about these tips (i.e., how to implement them), please read my article, “15 Ways to Protect Your Ecommerce Site from Hacking and Fraud.”

(1) Comment   


RTML guru on 21 February, 2014 at 5:03 am #

You can protect your website so make ensure you have setup custom error pages and use server-side input validation like ASP as a precaution to ensure database security.

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