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.
Online retail has been around since the early days of the internet and has grown dramatically over the last two decades. To find out whether e-commerce retailers are aware of security risks, we have looked into the HTTPS configurations of 915 Swedish online stores. The results show that it is high time for e-commerce to catch up with security best practices.
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.