If you run a blog with an eCommerce store then you may be looking to increase your security for the blog, especially in this day and age when fraud and online security is under risk from so many things. Here are a few things you can do to keep your details and your customers details secure.
To stop unauthorised login to your blog you can install software for identity verification which will make sure that only authorised users are using the login. With identity software like Jumio it has 3 stages of verification where it will require ID, facial recognition and ID documentation which means it is pretty water tight when it comes to security, it also uses Netverify – Netverify can support a wide range of document types. These sorts of steps in security will be beneficial for you and your customers as it will reduce fraud with this identity verification service. Because when a customer makes a purchase it saves their data so you can process the order, anyone hacking into your blog will have access to their details and that can lead to fraudulent activities.
Use site encryption
When using a site for selling you need to make sure people’s personal information such as payment details are encrypted. Usually a normal unprotected site will only use http at the start of the of the web address, you see https then means the site is encrypted. It will usually cost more to have an https encryption but this will help to make your customers comfortable when making purchases and also help to stop any fraudulent attacks on the customers details.
Delete personal data
If a customer signs up to an account on your site or makes a purchase their details will be stored for future purchases and also for you to use to contact them or ship to them. If they stop using the site or delete their account, 9 times out of 10 their details will remain stored unless they directly request deletion. To help stop any fraud or security risks it is a good idea to set up for customer details to be deleted after a certain amount of inactivity on the site or after they delete their account. This will stop anyone that hacks you having access to their details and also helps the customers feel safe if they know their personal data is well managed.
Backup your data
Make sure that all your data is backed up. The last thing you want is for your blog to go down due to a server outage or anything like that and for you to lose everything. This also helps if you are hacked and they bring the site down you are able to have it up and running nice and quick. You can back your site up either by storing everything on your PC or getting your host to backup your files. Sometimes the blog manager you are using will have backup software built and automatically backup your files.
Customers will feel more secure purchasing from your site if you have all these things in place. It will also make your life easier if your site is secure, as you will not have to worry as much about your site going down or having your customers details compromised. If you follow these tips you will be underway in making your site safe and secure.Tammie~
Good to keep up to date and know your security options. Prevention is key.