IN THIS CHAPTER
Securing customer data
Backing up your own data
Adding a firewall for additional protection
If you’ve spent any time on a computer, you know most of the security drills about spam, viruses, and other unwanted intruders. (If not, turn to Chapter 2 of this minibook to create a top-notch security plan for fending off online predators.)
As an online business owner, your responsibility to run a secure site is now increased in magnitude. In addition to watching out for your best interests, you must realize that your customers depend on you to take the appropriate precautions. In this chapter, we show you good security measures and provide information and tools so that you can increase protection for yourself and your customers.
Operating an Internet business means that you’re likely collecting, processing, and storing (or safeguarding) credit card data regularly. Additionally, you are a gatekeeper for lots of personal data, from passwords to Social Security numbers. You therefore have to look at data breaches and potential credit card fraud from two points ...