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How to Make Your Web Platforms More Secure
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Securing your website and other web platforms has become increasingly more important over the years, and has certainly become a pivotal component of every site. This is true in , and is likely to become increasingly more important over time too. This is due to several reasons, but typically web security updates fall into two categories, which are regulatory requirements and proactive choices.
In the very early days of the internet, the only category that really existed was "proactively" choosing to secure web platforms. Many of the early web programmers understood the importance of securing a site from an operational standpoint, but also realized there were moral reasons why a company would want to secure data. One of the key reasons, which has become more critical in recent years, was privacy.
Over time, regulators and Government agencies started to form to provide governance and oversight to companies conducting business on the web or if any part of people's personal data interfaced with electronics. Some of the more well-known regulations to-date are PCI-DSS, HIPPA, CCPA, and many more. Each of these regulations have become more wide expansive and stricter overtime to protect people's individuals rights, privacy, and to keep people's information more secure. Other non-governmental organizations have also taken matters into their own hands by refusing to show websites or web platforms in their search engines if they do not meet minimum security requirements. While there are so many changes to internet regulations every year in different states, within the country, and around the world, many of these actions and regulations have made the web a safer place for many people.
Depending on what industry you are in, the size of your company, where you are headquartered, how many employees you have, and your total annual revenue may all play a factor in which regulations will matter to your business. Furthermore, failing to comply with these regulations could lead to hefty fines, having your site shutdown, or worse. This is why it is so important for businesses to make sure their website is following all best practices and regulatory requirements.
Not paying attention to these requirements can also cause delays and setbacks in your web projects. For instance, there are several minimal requirements that an ecommerce store must meet in order to do any online transactions. Without them, many banks will not deposit the sales made from your site until these regulatory requirements are met. Some of them can be done quickly, but others can take days, weeks, and in rare cases months to bring into compliance.
When it comes to web security, Market Action Research of course advises to make sure all regulatory compliances for your web projects are met. In many cases, or team will also advise proactive measures to safe guard your business, customers, and anyone else that may interact with your web platforms. Since 2011, we have seen the web landscape change dramatically. Our team of web experts can help you secure your web projects through analysis and implementation of web security measures.
The Market Action Research team can help your business put in place the necessary security measures to keep your website safe and secure. Our team can also help your business determine what your business needs to improve your overall web security too. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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Why Website Security Matters
Beyond website security being a regulatory requirement for many businesses, there are other benefits of making your website safe and secure. Our research shows that customers are much more likely to buy more from a company's website when they feel their website is secure. For example, having an SSL certificate has become standard across all sites. It is also a very visible way to signal to your guests that you have taken precautions to protect their security. This will make your website visitors much more likely to stay and browse through your website, especially if they feel like you've properly secured your website.
There are many ways to secure your website, and that's because each web platform has its' own set of requirements, code bases, operating systems, etc. This is why doing a full analysis of your web security systems is an important step in determining the best course of action. If you're ready to make your web project more secure, have a question, or need help figuring out the right website security options for your business, then contact us today for your free consultation.