Small business owners have much to think about when it comes to security, their website and technology. In this day of information and automation, smaller companies need to be more diligent in security due to the insane amount of hackers on the scene. Smaller business do not have the resources that larger, big box chains are purvey to. A few proactive things one can do to start with would be to have a password manager. Also, be sure that not only your site is secure with a SSL certificate but pay attention to the sites you visit. Be sure to keep from storing too much data from your clients, simply keep only what you need. You can also monitor your own sites activity always keeping security front and center. At the end of the day, implement a plan for top notch security but not to the point that it effects your clients and/or visitors.
- Passwords stolen by hackers can be your weakest link to your customers, so be sure your site has strong identity management.
- Your site should start with HTTPS, with a Secure Socket Layer certificate properly installed.
- Only collect data from your customers that is necessary to complete the transaction.
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