“When you’re setting up a new site, migrating, or upgrading your brand’s existing website, security is likely to be low on your priority list. It’s not uncommon, given everything you’re juggling to get a site online.
The unfortunate truth is that small- to mid-sized businesses, even startups, have every reason to be just as concerned about security as a globally-operating enterprise brand.
The statistics paint a much different story from the media. In fact, some 43% of cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses, which include everything from network breaches to website code injection, compromised mobile applications, and more.
As eCommerce sites typically deal with secure consumer data, the loss from a breach can be significant. Don’t think you’re safe just because you operate a less complex website. Even for a traditional business site you may still be using plugins or applications that handle basic user information including login credentials.
The 2018 Trustwave Global Security report found that 100% of web applications tested displayed at least one security vulnerability, with 11 vulnerabilities as the median number per app.
Just because you operate a small website, doesn’t mean you won’t have to worry about hacks, hijacks, or intrusion. The traffic to your website, customer data, and your connection to other users are all valuable to hackers – and that makes any website a potential target.
Choosing the right provider offering a robust suite of security features in combination with proactively securing your website and data, are the best ways to mitigate risk, close vulnerabilities, and protect your business website.”