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Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition by Joel Elad, Shannon Belew

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Chapter 4

Locking Down Your Site and Your Business

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Securing customer data

check Backing up your own data

check 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.

Protecting against Personal Data Loss and Credit Card Fraud

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 ...

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