Online holiday sales set yet another record in 2013, increasing 10.3% over the holiday season in 2012. That amazing growth underscores the importance of the holiday season for the yearly revenues of all online retailers. With the first wave of shopping likely to begin in just a few weeks, it’s time to ask yourself these crucial ATG security questions:
Are You Protected Against DoS Attacks?
When you are hit by a DoS attack, it’s kind of like locking the doors of a bricks and mortar store in the middle of prime selling hours. Make sure that your store is online and open for business at all times by relying on a DoS-prevention tool like DoS Assure.
Is Your Online Checkout Safe?
The checkout process is the aspect of online commerce that customers feel most nervous about. Give them the confidence to make a purchase by implementing a third party PCI compliance tool. This tool ensures PCI compliance and adds several extra layers of protection while credit cards are being processed.
Have Your Antivirus Protections Been Updated?
Hackers know as well as you do how much money flows through the Internet around the holidays, and many pick this time of year to launch their most focused and sophisticated attacks. Make sure you are protected against the latest threats by keeping your antivirus protections updated and your patches current.
Are You Ready for 2014?
This question is less about security and more about general preparedness. You could see exponentially more site traffic around the holiday season, and much of it will be coming from mobile devices. Conduct load testing to ensure that your site doesn’t crash and that load times don’t lag for users accessing your site from new types of devices.
You have a lot to think about in the weeks leading up to the holiday season. If these ATG security questions have made you realize that you don’t have the time or resources to prioritize site security as much as you need to, partner with a company like Tenzing. We have resources to help you make this holiday season your biggest one yet.
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