If you run an online business it is vitally important that your site has the best security possible for many reasons:
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Your website is your brand, your storefront, and often your first contact with customers. If itâ€™s not safe and secure, those critical business relationships can be compromised.
The threats can come in many forms â€“ infecting a website with malware in order to spread that malware to site visitors, stealing customer information, like names and email addresses, stealing credit card and other transaction information, adding the website to a botnet of infected sites, and even hijacking or crashing the site.
Build Trust with Customers –
A single security breach could be all it takes to destroy a small business. Even a small security breach can still have a huge impact on customer trust if customers find out about it.
The more a small business can do to build trust in the security of their website, the more likely customers are to visit, stay, buy, return, and recommend. Thatâ€™s why security is so important.
Everyone is at risk:
No industry is immune. Hacking is not just about stealing data. Hackers want to create watering holes where they can hide malware as a way to spread the malware to any visitors to that site. When it comes to data theft, financial services, healthcare, and retail seem to be especially popular.
So if your cyber security is not up to scratch, then you could actually be putting many of your customers at risk and can set a chain reaction infecting lots of people.
Use a Managed SOC –
If you are looking for something sophisticated to keep your cyber company safe, you might want to look into a managed SOC. A securityÂ operations centerÂ (SOC) is a 24/7 monitored service that provides you with an assurance that your website is not only being monitored, but also that alerts you and carries out an appropriate response when needed.
So for the success of your company and the overall satisfaction and online safety for your customers make sure you employ the best security service you can.Â As mentioned earlier one bad cyber attack can be all it takes to lose the trust of your customers and potentially put you out of business.