Any business website, even designed with the best of class security features, is vulnerable to malicious attack. Spammers and hackers are developing new ways to break into your online business to disturb the smooth going proceedings.E-commerce websites with enriched functionality are more prone to malicious attack. SSL Certificate secures the eCommerce websites, extranets and intranets for e-Commerce communications and transactions, but you need more to keep your business secured against advance malicious attacks. Following tips will help you to check and update the security credentials of your business website.
The Possible Threats Your Ecommerce May Come Across:
You can put the possible threats to eCommerce Website in four major categories: Intellectual property threats, Client’s computer threats, Communication channels threats and Server side threats. Software pirating, Trojan horse, viruses, spoofing, denial of a particular service, sniffer programs, SSI (Server Side Include) and privilege setting etc. are, the more in common issues that make you aware about the possible malicious attack.
Counter Measures to Keep Your Ecommerce Safe:
Security actions under ‘intellectual threat protection’ category encompass authentication and legislature issues. Actions to manage the ‘client’s computer threats’ encompass the concerns pertaining to privacy, digital certificate, antivirus software and browser protection. Security actions to counter down the ‘communication channels threats’ include encryptions, protocols and digital signature etc. To have the best server side protection, you need to focus upon users’ digital signature, username – password, access control management etc.
Do you have well defined security policy to safeguard your eCommerce business? Many businesses don’t have it. It helps you to fix the individual’s responsibility. Your security policy to protect your eCommerce business online from the possible cyber attacks must answer to these questions:
- What are the assets you need to protect and from whom?
- Why do you need to protect these assets?
- Who is responsible for particular action?
- Which activities are unacceptable?