by | 7 Sep 2016

Why eCommerce security is so precious?

As the popularity of online shopping continues to grow exponentially, security has become paramount, not only for retailers but for any business that operates through the internet, in an attempt to inspire trust and confidence in customers. Discover in this article how eCommerce sites get hacked and why security is so precious for the continuity of your digital business.

How do eCommerce sites get hacked?

Understanding how your website could be hacked is the first step when defending it and providing trustworthy and secure eCommerce to your customers. There are two main vulnerabilities for most websites, including: third-party Integrations and vulnerabilities in the Software/CMS.

Thanks to the rise of simple CMSs, like WordPress and Magento, third party applications are more popular than ever. However, these applications are often beyond your control once they have been integrated. When it comes to third party integrations, there is always the chance of compromise.

Many CMS solutions are easy to customize and adapt to your needs, but it is important to bear in mind that this also opens your site to security risks. Be it WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal, security concerns need to be taken into account when working with CMS.

Whether you are in charge of the website for a small family business, or heading the eCommerce team of a Fortune 500 company, your website’s vulnerabilities all come down to the same things. The only real difference in any hacking situation is the motivation of the cyber criminal on the other side.  Of course, the reason why the hacker was allowed to gain access can also change. For example, typical excuses in larger corporation tend to be along the lines of “I thought someone else was handling it” or “I was waiting for authorization to make the right security changes”. For SMB, especially start-ups, it can be “Why would anyone want to hack me?” or “I didn’t know that I was vulnerable”.

Why eCommerce security does matter?

Your website is the face of your business on the internet, it is your brand, your storefront and is often your first contact with customers. If you are not able to offer a secure eCommerce experience then your essential business relationships can quickly become compromised.

Once you have been hacked, your website will never be thought of as completely trustworthy again. This can have a hugely negative impact on your customers’ opinion of your business. Even if you stop the threat before any real damage is caused, if your audience finds out how close you came to losing information, then you might never be able to repair their trust.

Choose an eCommerce cybersecurity solution

OZON is a comprehensive cybersecurity solution dedicated to SMB and to eCommerce sites. Its solution is able to assess your website in order to identify vulnerabilities and to protect your online business against web attacks such as DDoS and Cross-Site Scripting attacks (XSS).

We are not kidding when we say that OZON is  a comprehensive solution. It detects vulnerabilities, protects your website and is including an anti-fraud system. Are you expecting anything else of a cybersecurity solution? No? You should because OZON also offers a free HTTPS certificate to all its customers.

And if your website is based on Magento or PrestaShop, it will be a piece of cake for you to implement our security solution with our modules. You can try it for free now and no credit card is needed. You are not dreaming, it is the real life, welcome on board!