Some of the most important changes a small business or freelancer can make to safeguard against data breaches are relatively simple and require minimal effort. Taking appropriate measures to ensure the trust of your current clientele is as important as making new ones. After all, your business depends on the trust built between you and your customers.
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When it comes to e-Commerce, security is of the utmost importance. Providing a secure website will give your customers confidence to browse products and, most importantly, share their financial details with you to complete a payment.
Last week the web was rocked with the news of the Heartbleed bug, which affected servers by exploiting a vulnerability in OpenSSL encrypted data (Payza's servers were secure - you can learn more in this post). The vulnerability had particularly severe implications for ecommerce businesses, as it gave hackers access to a server’s memory, where sensitive data like usernames, password information, and credit card numbers are stored. Ecommerce businesses can take this opportunity to take another look at their web server security.
Running a small online business brings large security concerns. Today's hackers are no longer satisfied with merely disrupting files or posting a message. Many work with organised gangs and aim to steal data and personal and financial details from businesses. Along with damaging a company's reputation, a hack of this kind can cause huge financial damage - costing over 300 billion annually to the global economy, according to a report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
We've shared a lot about working online, but what if you’re the one doing the hiring? Many of the benefits of working remotely are obvious to the freelancer – no commute, flexible schedule, etc. – but the benefits can extend to everyone. Working with remote teams could be just what your business needs.
The internet brings the world to your fingertips - all from the comfort of your own home. There's no longer any need to go to the library to conduct research or endure a traffic-filled drive to the store, and this kind of connected convenience has allowed a large and growing portion of the workforce to make their living from a home office.