Running an online business can be a very rewarding opportunity. Due to the potential savings for the business owner from not paying for a physical storefront, online businesses can often offer services and products for a better price to their customers or, at the very least, afford to offer free shipping. Both can drive a lot of business to their websites from those looking for a deal or those who simply do not have the time to shop at their local stores.
The main problem lies in the fact that running an online business can bring about security risks, not only to your customers, but also to yourself. No one online is immune to cyberattacks, and many aren’t even aware of how to protect themselves online to begin with. Though data breaches could still happen when you’re well protected, it’s very rare, and by following some simple security tips, you may never have to deal with the devastating effects of a security breach at all.
Website security is a big problem. The evil surrounding us is baffling and seemingly indiscriminate.
The numbers show dire consequences for businesses that fail to put preventive measures in place. But you don’t have to be a sideline victim.
It’s time to adopt an offensive stance to protect online technology assets (like your business website). Empower yourself with information and proactive strategies.
Website Owners Unite! It’s time to take up an offensive position that keeps our online technology assets in tip-top shape.
Security on My Mind
I’ll be listening to what you have to say and I’ll try to gear my posts to what you want/need to hear.” — Sherryl Perry, from her About Me page
I enjoy interacting with the community here at Keep Up With The Web. When I re-visited Sherryl’s about page, the quote above struck me as appropos to what I wanted to write about and share with fellow entrepreneurs here, mainly because it falls into the “what you want/need to hear” to keep your hard work and hard-earned dollars from being taken from you by nefarious, badly behaving others out on the world wide web. The focus today is to help you evaluate and protect your online technology assets, especially those that impact your internet business activities.
What is a cyber attack, and how do you know when you’re a victim? Read about the rise of the Cyber Cold War and the various types of attacks against government agencies, financial institutions, and state organizations.
While many are busy protecting their free speech rights over the Internet, others are more concerned for their online safety. The number of cyber attacks is rising fast, and we’re finding ourselves in the midst of a Cyber Cold War–or better yet, a Code War. But what is a cyber attack and how do you know when you’re a victim?