When establishing a business website, you should prioritize security as much as any other feature. Even a relatively simple breach could cause devastating damage that might disrupt customer experience and impact revenues. There are many solutions you could implement that will secure your online business including getting reliable hosting and installing layers of security. 

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To help you get started, here are some of the things you should consider to launch a reliable online business website.

1. Use HTTPS

Installing HTTPS and a valid certificate is the first step to securing all connection going through your site. This is a security protocol that encrypts connections, which means transactions are secured so data is not leaked. It will not only benefit users and your business, Google also gives preference to sites that run on encrypted connections, so it could help with rankings.

2. Use a Secure Ecommerce Platform

Your choice of an ecommerce platform also counts as far as security is concerned. The platform should have a plan to offer protection to hosted businesses; otherwise you could be operating on a vulnerable ground on which you can lose your business any time. Check that the ecommerce platform has payment processors that are PCI-compliant, and they are also able to enforce passwords for enhanced security. Software that discourages password guessing is also important as it protects users.

3. Secure Web Hosting

You will find many choices for web hosting and from all these you can pick the best. Don’t go for brands that have not yet established a security system that can be relied on as you will be putting the data of users at risk of getting leaked. Security features like SSL certificates and backups are essential as you would want to ensure you are hosted on a safe and secure platform. It is also necessary to pick a host that offers uninterrupted connection around the clock because you don’t want downtimes to disrupt your business. Read reviews and seek opinions of people who have hosted on these platforms before to know if your decision would get you a good deal.

4. DDOS Mitigation and Protection

DDOS attacks are a common way through which hackers interfere with security. These are attacks that can be executed easily and remain effective on many sites. Basically, what happens is that the attack will shut down the site by feeding it too much traffic than it can accommodate. You don’t want your online business site to crash due to such an attack, so it’s prudent to implement DDOS protection and mitigation.

Before you launch a business site, you need to ask yourself if you have all the security requirements taken care of. Security in this case includes getting the website secured against DDOS attacks, having a reliable host, and buying more layers of security that will protect the business and users. Hacking is a serious problem that businesses based online have to fight, and most of the time it leads to devastating losses.

By Kar

Dr. Kar works in the interface of digital transformation and data science. Professionally a professor in one of the top B-Schools of Asia and an alumni of XLRI, he has extensive experience in teaching, training, consultancy and research in reputed institutes. He is a regular contributor of Business Fundas and a frequent author in research platforms. He is widely cited as a researcher. Note: The articles authored in this blog are his personal views and does not reflect that of his affiliations.

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