Today security is the main concern for all eCommerce website because these website’s have very important transactions data. However, we can limit the security holes by adopting few easy steps. Here in this post I have explained few basic points that causes security risk in your eCommerce website. So you should make sure that you are on top of them.
1. Setup SSL(Secure Socket Layer) certificate
This is the first steps secure your website’s data. SSL ensures that data transferred to and from your website’s pages is encrypted. This SSL encryption keeps hackers from being able to read the shopper’s credit card information while it is being transmitted to the website. You just need to get SSL enable in your hosting which is quite easy. Then needs to enable SSL for checkout and account page’s. if you are using Magento eCommerce solution then its very easy to enable SSL support for your custom page’s or entire website.
2. Never store credit card information
Never store credit card data in your website as it is very critical information. if you store customer payment details like credit cards number etc. It can be dangerous because hackers can get access to it. If you do have to store payment details for some reason, you’ll need to be extra careful about this. you can also use a feature like Authorize.net to store the data securely on Authorize.net’s servers.
3. Keep your eCommerce website up to date
This is also a important aspect of eCommerce security. Suppose If you’re using Magento for your shopping cart system, Then it’s important that you always upgrade your store to the latest stable release of your Magento edition. If you’re using another platform, either commercial or open source, make sure that platform is being regularly updated and keep your copy up to date otherwise there is most probably, your website will get hacked.
4. Encrypt data in your database
Always use encryption to encrypt highly sensitive data. Mostly account password, payment details, tax-IDs etc. Actually encrypted data is somewhat harder for a hacker to get access. But always avoid storing credit card information.
5. Use a reliable payment gateway
In short you should always need to maintain and update your ecommerce website to keep it secure.