Few agencies talk about security and even fewer are working with it in a structured way. Security can help you build longterm relationships with your clients, make more money and get ahead of your competitors. We know that explaining security to clients can be a challenge, which is why we have gathered convincing arguments that you can use as a starting point in customer dialogues.
Implementing an SSL certificate is a basic security measure that allows your website’s visitors to browse using a secure connection. Websites that use SSL get a boost in search rankings, but companies are often reluctant to make the switch. We talked to Staffan Ragnö, partner at SEO agency Firstly, about Google’s security initiatives and SSL’s impact on organic search rankings.
Once upon a time, an IT department’s primary job was to make sure the printer was working and ensure employees could log in to their computers. Most work was simple; that is no longer the case today. Read this article by our guest blogger Faith MacAnas to find out what your IT department needs to be doing to keep up.
HTTPS is one of the simplest security measures you can implement and is often the first step towards a more secure website. However, as we discovered when we analysed over 900 Swedish online stores, HTTPS is often ignored. To provide your site’s visitors a secure connection, follow our HTTPS guide and learn how to enable forced HTTPS and HSTS.
The first step of running an online store is simple: do not. In the majority of cases, hosting the platform is an unnecessary headache and opting for an e-commerce-as-a-service solution can be a much better alternative. However, if you have taken the plunge and are hosting your e-commerce site yourself using one of the more popular CMS solutions, keeping your online store secure is a top priority. Being aware of the most common security mistakes in e-commerce can help you identify and prevent security issues.
In e-commerce, there is no one solution that fits every online store perfectly. When it comes to picking a platform for your online store, there are many aspects of your business that need to be taken into consideration before you can make an informed decision. In this article, we have gathered some key points that can help you decide on a platform that suits you best.
Every year, consumers look forward to Black Friday, but unfortunately, so do hackers. Black Friday is “scam central” and while most of the attacks in the past targeted consumers (like the Target data breach in 2013), retailers need to be prepared. An attack on one of the year’s most busy days can have serious consequences for e-commerce merchants, which is why organisations like the Retail Cyber Intelligence Center are offering members threat briefings and advice before the holiday season.