Social media has become an integral tool for online brand management. Last year, companies of all sizes used social networking platforms to communicate with over 3.1 billion global social media users Facebook’s recent data breach, however, demonstrates how important it is to secure your business’s social media presence. Factors like poor account security and data mismanagement contributed to the scandal and compromised the online security of millions of users. While your company may not be in a position to adversely affect as many people as Facebook, you can avoid similar vulnerabilities by developing and sharing a social media security plan with your team. Developing an online presence with social media is an effective strategy for growing your business and its reputation. Protect your investment—and your customers—against data breaches, malware, and hacks with these four best practices.
Building an online business is easier than ever. All a potential online business owner needs to do to get started is build a website from a pre-designed template and purchase a domain name. This is why 543,000 small businesses are started each month. Although the initial steps of opening up an online shop are simple enough to encourage hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs to start a business each month, business owners who are serious about building a profitable company must also take steps to protect themselves and their businesses from potential threats. Here are the four most pressing areas business owners should look to when protecting their online business.
Online security breaches and e-commerce website hacks have been a common theme in mainstream media for the past several months. From the Dyn attack that took place in October to the alleged foreign hacking of the U.S. election that’s been uncovered in the past few weeks, the tail end of 2016 has been rife with reminders of how vulnerable our online world truly is. Here’s how to protect your e-commerce website.