With Thanksgiving approaching, the holiday season is once again upon us. While most of us consider the holiday season to give thanks and spend precious time with family and friends, we will also spend a considerable amount of money online. Nearly 120 million Americans will shop online the Monday following Thanksgiving. The growth in online spending isn’t isolated to the US, it is increasing globally. With this rise in online shopping comes an increase in cyber crime.
As more people go online worldwide, individuals are increasingly becoming targets for fraudsters and cyber-criminals. According to the 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report, cybercrime claims 556 million victims each year. Both businesses and consumers are victims of malware, phishing and malvertising threats.
We all know how important it is to ensure that your network is secure, not only for the sake of business continuity, but for the security of your customer data. Customers trust your business as they provide you with their sensitive personal information. A network compromise or a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack, due to an unencrypted login connection, can leave lasting negative effects on your brand, long after the holiday season has ended.
Here are some important security tips through this sharable infographic on how you can protect your website this holiday season.
As an online business, it’s also important to educate your customers to be security savvy online shoppers. Promote these helpful tips so they can identify the key indicators that they’re on a secure website (yours). I encourage you to repost and share this Online Safety infographic with your customers, friends and family. Not only is it informative, but it demonstrates your care and commitment to the overall well-being of the people who do business with you.
Ensure your prosperous holiday shopping season while protecting your customers and your business.