How to Keep your Website safe and secure for holiday shopping.

safe and secure‘Tis the season. Along with Christmas cheer comes increased online shopping and an ever pressing need for online security. Customers value their hard-earned money and it is important that the websites they visit and shop at keep their payment card information safe and secure. If they do not trust the website, they will go somewhere else.

Here are some tips to help make your website safe and secure for holiday shoppers.

Make sure that your website has deployed SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) from a trusted third-party source on each web page.

SSL certificates are not enough. It is also important to be PCI Compliant and have your website scanned regularly for vulnerabilities and security holes. Not only will this keep your website safe and secure. It will also save you from hefty fines and the serious consequences that come from a security breach.

Displaying Trust Seals or marks will let customers know that you make their security a priority and that you follow the PCI standards by completing a PCI scan. The trust marks inform your customers that your website is credible, safe and secure. It increases their confidence and builds a relationship of trust.

Online safety is very important, but so is physical safety. If you own a physical shop, it is important to have safety measures in place so that you business assets are protected. Also make sure that the physical hardware that allows you to run your website is safe and secure.

By taking the time and effort in having a secure website, your customers can shop with confidence, allowing you both to enjoy the holiday season.