Security is the first thing that we want as soon as we connect to any website. Even as a business owner, our main goal is to spread our business beyond local market and rapid growth of our business. To do so, first thing that you have to take care, as a business owner, is internet security. If a website succeeds in gaining trust and loyalty of its customer, the business is sure to improve. Every customer is conscious about sharing data and doing financial transaction as there are chances of data being misused by a third party. If something goes wrong, not just the customer is affected but the company is touched too.
We can take a few steps to improve Internet security as well as build good reputation among customers:
Password manager: Normally we use the same password for our email account, online banking, online business etc., which becomes easier for hacker to crack it down and manipulate data and misuse it. That is why password manager is required. It not only generates a strong password for websites you visit, but also stores them in vault, in encrypted form, with a single main/master password. Advantage of using Password manager:
- Password generated is not crackable
- Unique password for every website
Online store encryption: SSL certificate is used to protect/secure data of website users, but there might be a case where http:// unencrypted protocol is used while checking out process by other traffic to ecommerce website. To protect your data, all you have to do is click on “Activate Comodo SSL Certificate” in your Shopify account; this will encrypt your online store. Once the SSL Certificate is activated, all the traffic on your website will be redirected to https:// instead of http://. In this way you can provide complete security to your customer data.
Two-Step Authentication: To take internet security to another level, two step authentications is used. For every login attempt, it will require two-piece information: your account password and a single-use authentication code (which is sent to the user via SMS or any other authenticator application). There are chances that someone would crack down your password, but without single-use authentication, which is sent on your device, he/she will not be able to login.
Device encryption: If your passwords are saved or auto filled, and if someone have access to your device, such as mobile, laptop, computer system etc, it becomes difficult to protect your data. Encryption is the only way, you can protect your data even if the device is unlocked or password is saved in the device. We can hide the data with encryption so that nobody can read it without knowing the password. Even if somebody gains access to your device, your important and sensitive information will remain secure and protected.
Software update: It is important to keep your system updated; which includes operating system, web browser, and computer software. Updation also avoids risk of clicking any fake link or risk links.