October 13, 2016
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity in Digital Business – Are You Ready?

Cybersecurity in Digital Business – Are You Ready?

As businesses continue to evolve and fit themselves into the new, global economy, ecommerce and digital storefronts are becoming more prevalent than ever. However, with so many storefronts popping up in the digital space, most are bound to be inexperienced in cyber security. WordPress, which makes up 26% of websites globally, is a user-friendly place to start. However, as it is plagued by security loopholes with only an out of the box setup, how can digital businesses ensure they remain secure?

As organizations transition to digital business, a lack of directly owned infrastructure and services outside of IT’s control will need to be addressed by cybersecurity, according to Gartner, Inc.


Set up security on your site

If you build your own site, it is critical that you set up some sort of security layer. For popular tools like WordPress, there is “All In One WP,” WordFence, or the WordPress JetPack plugin that enhances security and site monitoring. Without this protection, it is very likely that your WordPress site will end up getting hacked, which can ruin your online business.


Hire a security and monitoring service

If you are unsure how to set up site security on your website, reach out to a web security firm. These companies specialise in not only WordPress security, but security for Joomla, Drupal, Medium, and Ghost as well. Aren’t using a builder, and are writing the site by hand or having it built for you? There are firms for that as well!


Create a storefront on an established website

Amazon, Etsy, and eBay all have storefront builders for small sellers, as well as major retail chains. Best Buy, for example, has a full eBay storefront where you can buy nearly everything they offer in the store direct from their digital presence. Amazon and Etsy, on the other hand, are excellent for side projects where individuals would be buying from other individuals. Security on these sites is top-notch and already have built in payment methods, so no need to worry about how you’ll process transactions securely.


Backup, Backup, Backup!

In case an attack does happen, it is important to have backups ready. Know what your listings are, what your current inventory is and what transactions are being processed. There are backup plugins available, as well as services that will ensure your listings or sites are properly backed up.
For more information about cyber security for digital businesses, please contact Ciklum!