Participating in Google’s bug bounty program at age 14 sparked my interest in web security. I have now, at 17, been employed by IT security startup Detectify for two years and written IT security-related columns for leading media houses in IT and tech. Here are 5 ways that I believe we can get more young people into web security.
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.
It will soon be a year since we published our article exposing how Chrome extensions track their users. The research received worldwide attention and was picked up by leading tech sites like Observer, Metro and BBC. A lot has happened since then. Google has updated their User Data Policy for the Chrome Web Store to “ensure transparent use of the data in a way that is consistent with the wishes and expectations of users.” But the story didn’t end there…
Running an e-commerce site does not only require plenty of business savvy, but also a great deal of security awareness. Retailers handle customers’ personal data and online stores need to be as secure and trustworthy as possible in order to retain their customers’ loyalty. Read our articles on e-commerce security and keep your online store safe from hackers!