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19 Free Security Plugins for WordPress
Here is a list of security plugins for WordPress. There are plugins for firewalls, spam protection, two-factor authentication, and more. All of these plugins are free, though several offer premium features.
Topics: pro, twofactor, security, wordpress, price, free, malware, plugins, version, firewall, authentication.
20 WordPress Plugins to Manage a Blog
A blog can promote your brand and provide valuable content. WordPress is arguably the best platform to host a blog, mainly due to roughly 50,000 free or inexpensive plugins. Here is a list of plugins to manage a blog on WordPress.
Topics: plugin, site, plans, plugins, price, security, wordpress, manage, start, blog, posts, free, premium.
2021 Refresh: Improve Your Store and Grow Your Business
This can be your best year yet! From security to performance, efficiency and marketing, get seven real ways you can improve your store and business this year
Topics: refresh, analytics, security, business, marketing, customers, stores, improve, increase, woocommerce, great, store, grow.
3 Moments in the Online-Shopping Journey Where Your Business Is Losing Customers
These pain points can drive potential customers away to competitors.
Topics: security, shoppers, trust, uncertainty, customer, risks, journey, onlineshopping, purchase, losing, product, online, moments, customers, business.
3 Reasons Why Marketers Should Care About Data Security (And How to Get Started)
Over the last two years, you’ve probably heard a lot about cybersecurity.
Like many big, serious-sounding concepts, it feels like it sometimes plays out above our heads — the territory of huge conglomerates and governments, or maybe your IT department. And, let’s face it, not too interesting for professionals in marketing, sales, or services.
Topics: marketers, customers, personal, job, customer, care, trust, started, dont, data, marketer, reasons, business, security.
4 Checkout Elements That Reduce Cart Abandonment
When it comes to online checkout, trust is everything. After a shopper adds items to the cart, security is crucial to close the sale. Here are four ways to instill trust throughout the checkout process, to reduce cart abandonment
Topics: ssl, seals, elements, security, cart, trust, certificates, website, process, shoppers, checkout, information, abandonment, reduce.
5 Content Marketing Ideas for October 2020
Content marketing can help connect with new customers or deepen relationships with existing ones. But some businesses struggle to find topics to address. The good news is that opportunities abound in October 2020, when a company could cover National Taco Day, raise cybersecurity awareness, profile customers, provide a brief history of products, or identify Halloween do-it-yourself projects.
Topics: brief, taco, tacos, marketing, ideas, content, national, day, security, history, customers.
5 Ways Ecommerce Businesses Can Keep Their Customer Data Safe
Data security in ecommerce is of utmost importance if you want repeat customers. Here are five ways to help ecommerce businesses keep their customer's data safe.
Topics: businesses, data, customer, ways, safe, users, ecommerce, security, access, information, customers, companies, business, using.
60% of People Are Sticking With Facebook, Even After the Latest Data Breach [New Data]
When Facebook announced last Friday that tens of millions of user accounts had been compromised in a data breach, many of us wondered: Is this the end of the social network giant as we know it?
Topics: breach, using, facebook, understand, data, users, accounts, latest, sticking, user, impact, security.
99 eCommerce Acronyms
If you've ever found yourself scratching your head at a 3-letter acronym in an ecommerce related article or document, this post is for you. We've compiled 99 of the most common 3 letter acronyms you'll find in online business, from a wide range of functions including IT, marketing, web development, SEO, web analytics, web design and logistics. Roll over any acronym to see its title, or click its link to see a full definition. Or quiz yourself, and see how many of these acronyms you know off the top of your head!
3PL3rd Party Logistics
AOVAverage Order Value
APIApplication Programming Interface
BOMBill of Materials
BPABusiness Process Automation
BPMBusiness Process Management
CDNContent Delivery Network
CMSContent Management System
CODCash on Delivery
CPACost Per Action
CPCCost Per Click
CPICost Per Impression
CPMCost Per Mille
CRMCustomer Relationship Management
CROConversion Rate Optimization
CSCCard Security Code
CSEComparison Shopping Engine
CSRCustomer Service Representative
CSSCascading Style Sheets
CTRClick Through Rate
CVCCard Verification Code
CVVCard Verification Value
DFOData Feed Optimization
DNSDomain Name System
DOMDocument Object Model
DTPDays to Purchase
EAIEnterprise Application Integration
EDIElectronic Data Interchange
ERPEnterprise Resource Planning
FAK Freight All Kinds
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
FUDFear, Uncertainty and Doubt
HCIHuman Computer Interaction
ISPInternet Service Providers
KPIKey Performance Indicator
LPOLanding Page Optimization
LSALatent Symantic Analysis
LSILatent Symantic Indexing
LTLLess Than Truckload
MMSMultimedia Messaging Service
MP3MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
NLPNatural Language Processing
OOSOut of Stock
OPMOutsourced Program Management
ORMOnline Reputation Management
PCIPayment Card Industry
PIMProduct Information Management
POSPoint of Sale Terminal
PPCPay Per Click
QSAQualified Security Assessor
RDFResource Description Framework
REPRobots Exclusion Protocol
RFIRequest for Information
RFPRequest for Proposal
RFQRequest for Quotation
RFTRequest for Tender
RIARich Internet Application
ROIReturn on Investment
RSSRich Site Summary
SASStatistical Analysis System
SEMSearch Engine Marketing
SEOSearch Engine Optimization
SLAService Level Agreement
SMOSocial Media Optimization
SMSShort Message Service
SOAService Oriented Architecture
SOWStatement of Work
SSIServer Side Includes
SSLSecure Sockets Layer
TCOTotal Cost of Ownership
TLDTop Level Domain
TLSTransport Layer Security
TOSTerms of Service
UCEUnsolicited Commercial Email
UGCUser Generated Content
USPUnique Selling Proposition
UVPUnique Value Proposition
VARValue Added Reseller
VATValue Added Tax
VTPVisits to Purchase
WAIWeb Accessibility Initiative
WAOWeb Analytics Optimization
WAPWireless Application Protocol
WMLWireless Markup Language
WMSWarehouse Management System
W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium
XMLExtensible Markup Language
Topics: service, logistics, value, system, rate, management, ecommerce, optimization, acronyms, security, protocol, web.
A Guide to WooCommerce User Roles, Permissions, and Security
When giving people access to your website, it’s important to maintain full control, while still allowing your employees, contractors, and volunteers to do their jobs effectively. There are a few important steps you should take to accomplish this. We’ll look at the different user types that WordPress and WooCommerce give you access to, what those […]
Topics: user, edit, posts, website, guide, users, delete, security, woocommerce, permissions, roles, role, access, site, create.
Amazon customers say they received emails for other people’s orders
Users have said they are receiving emails from Amazon containing invoices and order updates on other customers, TechCrunch has learned. Jake Williams, founder of cybersecurity firm Rendition Infosec, raised the alarm after he received an email from Amazon addressed to another customer with their name, postal address and their order details. Williams said he ordered […]
Topics: security, customers, customer, emails, peoples, techcrunch, issue, email, sent, say, order, technical, received, amazon, orders.
Apparel retailer Bossini reveals customer data hack
Hong Kong-based apparel retailer Bossini says its database of loyalty programme members and online customers was hacked earlier this month.
Topics: breach, data, customers, security, systems, reveals, information, customer, apparel, bossini, card, numbers, retailer, hack, email, steps.
Beware of these 6 app security issues
Regardless of what your job in your mobile app development for your business is, you have to recognize what the most well-known security issues are—and how to keep away from them.
Topics: mobile, app, hackers, application, beware, information, issues, data, developers, applications, code, security.
Cybersecurity is a priority for Latin American consumers: report
A Mastercard study found that consumers have become more proactive and 9 out of 10 say they are aware of cyberattacks.
Topics: latin, cybersecurity, information, mastercard, important, report, data, consumers, priority, american, digital, security, protection, personal.
Cybersecurity: The Ultimate Guide to Defending Against Cyber Attacks
Think about how much of the world relies on the internet. The government, military, academia, health care industry, and private industry not only collect, process, and store unprecedented amounts of data in cyberspace — they also rely on critical infrastructure systems in cyberspace to perform operations and deliver services.
Topics: guide, defending, ultimate, network, software, attacks, cybersecurity, attack, data, systems, security, cyber, users.
Daily Crunch: Samsung erases the Note, starts new page with Galaxy S22 Ultra phablet
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
Topics: page, huge, ultra, s22, erases, security, cybersecurity, phablet, know, galaxy, true, note, samsung, starts, techcrunch, startups, metaverse, writes, podcast.
Digital transformation driving demand for Asia’s IT vendors
The demand for digital transformation is presenting Asia-Pacific IT retailers with a substantial revenue growth opportunity in the medium to long-term, according to new research.
Topics: data, transformation, security, enterprises, sunil, growth, apac, vendors, demand, driving, asias, capabilities, digital.
E.U. anti-fraud legislation emphasizes mobile
Recent E.U. legislation requires banks and payment processors to use two-step authentication. For online transactions in the E.U., the payment now requires not only the card number and the three-digit ...
Topics: authentication, eu, phone, security, payment, better, emphasizes, mobile, legislation, antifraud, visitors, requires, site.
Ecommerce Product Releases: July 1, 2019
Here is a list of product releases and updates from late June from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on digital currencies, shipping and logistics, multichannel marketing, security, and augmented-reality advertising.
Topics: ecommerce, security, amazon, air, customer, aws, digital, announced, network, releases, product.
Ecommerce Product Releases: September 1, 2019
Here is a list of product releases and updates for late-August from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on last-mile delivery, holiday shipping, payment security, customer scoring, seller protection, and charitable donations from merchants.
Topics: shipping, ecommerce, security, sellers, services, product, releases, amazon, additional, help, woocommerce, program.
Everything You Need to Know About Achieving PCI Compliance [Checklist Included]
If you’ve been contacted by your bank or financial institution lately only to discover that your credit card information has…
Topics: cardholder, access, checklist, ecommerce, credit, security, data, compliance, card, level, pci, explained, requirements.
Extra Crunch roundup: ‘Nightmare’ security breach, Poshmark’s IPO, crypto boom, more
The rest of the world may be slowing down as we prepare for Christmas and New Year's, but we are not taking our foot off the gas.
Topics: crunch, deal, security, extra, investor, crypto, breach, ipo, techcrunch, poshmarks, nightmare, startup, week, roundup, million, startups, company.
Grocery startup Mercato spilled years of data, but didn’t tell its customers
A security lapse at online grocery delivery startup Mercato exposed tens of thousands of customer orders, TechCrunch has learned. A person with knowledge of the incident told TechCrunch that the incident happened in January after one of the company’s cloud storage buckets, hosted on Amazon’s cloud, was left open and unprotected. The company fixed the […]
Topics: addresses, data, tell, startup, didnt, security, set, mercato, customers, grocery, incident, delivery, cloud, details, spilled, company, techcrunch.
Hacking Confessional: What a Pro Can Teach Remote Workers About Data Security
Data security is a hot-button issue right now, and for a good reason. And in our digitized world, remote workers…
Topics: dont, data, secure, password, means, information, security, youll, youre, https, passwords, importance.
Here's What Facebook Says It's Doing to Protect Election Security
Earlier today, members of Facebook's staff held a small press event with a status update on efforts to prevent its platform from being weaponized to influence major national events like elections.
Topics: content, accounts, ads, protect, facebook, heres, false, doing, election, misinformation, actors, fake, efforts, foreign, security.
How Can Retailers Survive a Cyberattack? Build Forgivability.
As more businesses grew their sales online during the COVID-19 pandemic, something more sinister was also growing — ecommerce fraud.…
Topics: retailers, target, protect, responded, survive, customers, measures, cyberattack, security, information, forgivability, build, important.
How much do Latinos use social media to sell?
For Mexicans, Brazilians, Argentines and Colombians that the merchant is not a scammer is one of the biggest concerns when buying through social networks.
Topics: colombia, argentina, latinos, media, security, payment, brazil, mexico, commerce, social, networks, sell, channel.
How to Add Apple Pay to Shopify
Once upon a time, visiting a Shopify store—or any ecommerce outlet—meant that customers had to drag out their wallets. It was a cumbersome process. Browse an online store, pull out the credit card, enter in 16 digits into the payment…
Continue reading How to Add Apple Pay to Shopify
Topics: security, add, shopify, youre, using, customers, apple, payment, store, know, pay.
How to Bulletproof Your Online Business
Learn the best ways to implement online business security from a variety of threats including fraud, hacking, theft, revenue fluctuations & more.
Topics: online, security, store, address, youre, services, password, business, email, best, service, bulletproof.
How to Choose a Host for Your WooCommerce Store
A host is the foundation of a fast, secure, stable online store. So how do you pick? See six considerations to keep in mind for your perfect partner!
Topics: host, woocommerce, website, plans, support, online, site, security, wordpress, store, hosting, choose.
How to Make All Your Accounts Safer With Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
Nowadays, account security is a major concern for companies and their employees.
Topics: phone, authentication, input, select, twofactor, accounts, account, safer, receive, turn, 2fa, click, security.
How to Protect Your Online Store
Your store’s security is critical, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Get the checklist of tools, strategies, and practices you need to protect your store!
Topics: secure, online, security, place, protect, data, user, password, store, website, hackers, site.
Implementing Two-Factor Authentication Throughout Magento
We are responding to the growing security threat by supporting (and in some cases requiring) 2FA across multiple areas of the Magento ecosystem. Read more.
Topics: magentocom, implementing, twofactor, user, ssh, authentication, 2fa, admin, account, security, cloud, magento.
IoT Security: Why Experts Are Scared -- And What You Can Do to Protect Yourself
The Internet of Things can enable your smart refrigerator to order a new carton of milk for you, but it can also allow cyber criminals to hack internet-connected baby monitors, compromise smart cars, and even shut down most of the East Coast’s internet access.
Topics: devices, data, products, protect, cyber, experts, internet, vendors, personal, smart, iot, security, scared.
Is Magento Right For Your Business? Magento Features, Pricing, Security and More (Compared To BigCommerce)
Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology. With its flexible shopping cart system, Magento has long been a heavy-hitter among enterprise brands selling online because it provides them total control of the look, feel, and functionality of their online stores.
According to data from BuiltWith, there are over 230,000 live stores running on Magento. In terms of market share of the Alexa top 1 million (the one million websites with the most hits globally), Magento is used by 18%. In other words, there are over 14,000 Magento stores in the Alexa top 1 million.
Magento was first released in 2007. In 2011, the company was acquired by eBay and then became an independent company again in 2015. The latest development occurred in May 2018, when Magento was acquired by Adobe. Speculation followed as to what that would mean for the company and businesses relying on it. In September 2018, Magento announced the end of life of Magento 1 as June 2020, meaning those software versions would no longer be supported. In March of 2019, Adobe announced their new Adobe Commerce Cloud which is essentially a fully managed cloud-based version of Magento that integrates with other Adobe tools.
Magento is undeniably flexible and scalable but its long list of features comes at a cost. In order to unlock its potential, you will need a skilled developer/designer (or team of developers) to set up, maintain, and update your store. Depending on how you get the product delivered, you also may be on the hook for hosting and platform security costs.
Let’s compare the Magento platform to the BigCommerce platform. Both offerings have a robust catalog of features for enterprise brands, but one of the biggest differences is the hosting setup.
BigCommerce is a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform. This means it provides an all-in-one package that includes a flexible shopping cart plus best-in-class security and DDoS protection with hosting on Google Cloud, the highest level of PCI compliance, and automatic updates.
BigCommerce has a wide range of built-in features and is a great fit for large businesses who are ready to grow quickly.
Magento may be a good fit for businesses who require extreme flexibility in their platform and are willing to invest a lot of time and money to achieve that.
We’ll delve more into the distinct differences between these two platforms below and determine which is right for your business.
On-Premise vs SaaS vs Cloud
One of the primary differences between Magento and BigCommerce is how they are hosted.
Magento offers two main products. The first is its free-to-download option Magento Open Source. Anyone can download the software for use from Magento without cost. However, you will be responsible for hosting and development costs which can be steep, so “free” comes with a pretty big asterisk (more details on the Magento operating costs below).
Magento’s second main offering is Magento Enterprise which comes with Magento support. The cost of running Magento Enterprise will be based on the business’s traffic and sales. Magento Enterprise can be hosted on-premise or cloud-hosted as a PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) solution.
Both Magento Open Source and Magento Enterprise can be hosted on-premises on a company’s own servers or be cloud-hosted through Amazon Web Services. With Magento Open Source, a business would download the software for free and then seek out their own hosting solution.
It is worth noting that, in addition to the above products, in 2019 the new Adobe Commerce Cloud was announced. This is a fully managed cloud service built on Magento Commerce and now part of the Adobe Experience Cloud.
The difference between on-premise and cloud-based solutions are pretty clear: the former is on site and the latter is delivered over the internet. However, as we delve into the intricacies of cloud services, things can get murkier.
Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition is a PaaS offering. BigCommerce is SaaS. And to complicate things further, there’s another cloud hosting model, IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). Here’s a quick breakdown of the difference:
IaaS: cloud-based, pay-as-you-go for services such as storage and networking.
PaaS: hardware and software tools available over the internet.
SaaS: third-party software available over the internet.
Below is a great summary illustration as well:
Topics: platform, businesses, enterprise, compared, cost, magento, business, right, features, pricing, saas, bigcommerce, security, costs.
Is WooCommerce The Right Choice? WooCommerce Features, Pricing, Security and More (Compared To BigCommerce for WordPress)
From its launch in 2003, WordPress has risen from an obscure content management platform to the power behind 33% of…
Topics: functionality, woocommerce, right, compared, site, bigcommerce, wordpress, need, choice, security, ecommerce, free, features, pricing, plugin.
Is Your WordPress Site at Risk of Attack?
Due to the pandemic, consumer migration to online stores has skyrocketed. And so have the risks of cyberattacks.
Topics: risk, security, websites, update, themes, attack, plugin, website, sites, plugins, wordpress, site.
Leverage Headless Commerce To Transform Your User Experience with Drupal Ecommerce
Drupal is among the most widely used open source content management systems around, hanging out with the likes of WordPress…
Topics: business, drupal, initiative, content, transform, platform, bigcommerce, leverage, software, ecommerce, security, headless, commerce, experience, user.
Magento 1 vs Magento 2: Is the Upgrade Worth the Effort to Replatform?
The year was 2008. Sony’s Blu-ray HD format seemed poised to replace the DVD. Apple introduced the ultra-thin MacBook Air…
Topics: key, security, magento, store, youre, need, ecommerce, platform, pci, vs, performance, site, differences.
Magento Community vs Enterprise vs BigCommerce: What’s the Right Choice for Your Business?
For many, the name Magento goes hand in hand with ecommerce. The open-source platform, now owned by Adobe, is written…
Topics: bigcommerce, enterprise, source, need, vs, magento, community, commerce, open, platform, security.
Magento Introduces Magento Payments
Addresses Merchants’ Biggest Payments Challenges: Improved Conversions, Cash Flow Management, and Fraud Guarantee.
Topics: magento, introduces, options, fraud, payment, security, online, management, merchants, payments, reconciliation.
Magento Marketplace Security Update
At Magento, we believe transparency with our global community of merchants, partners, and developers is important. Accordingly, we want to share a security update.
Topics: marketplace, update, security, help, updateon, types, ensure, vulnerability, community, issue, magento.
Personal Firewalls Explained and The 5 Best Ones for 2020
No two computer viruses are the same, but the worst ones can enable cyber criminals to steal your most personal information, destroy your data, and even damage your computer’s hardware.
Topics: protection, firewall, internet, computer, security, ones, software, personal, firewalls, cyber, best, explained, mac.
Picking a Processor: How Security Leads to Success in the CBD Industry
In the year 2022, if you’re in the business of, well, business, setting up an ecommerce platform on your website…
Topics: online, business, industry, help, ecommerce, payments, processor, success, cbd, security, picking, payment, leads, merchant, processing.
Protecting Your Store from Cross-site Scripting Attacks
Security is vital for every ecommerce site. A breach of customers’ payment data or personal information could kill a business.
But an ecommerce site has other security risks, too. A common ...
Qoo10 tightens counterfeit security
E-commerce platform Qoo10 has stepped up its measures against counterfeit items.
Topics: infringing, singapore, sellers, investigate, qoo10, selling, security, compliance, team, tightens, items, counterfeit.
RPV: The Most Valuable eCommerce Metric
Are you Measuring and Improving Yours?
Topics: mobile, ecommerce, revenue, security, icon, valuable, rpv, optimization, metric, visitors, purchases, site.
Secure Your Storefront With the Enhanced Magento Security Scan Tool
At Adobe, we are committed to helping companies deliver secure shopping experiences to their customers. We are improving our threat detection tool to help our customers proactively identify potential threats to their web stores. Read more.
Topics: skimming, magento, stores, malware, tool, merchants, identify, storefront, scan, security, secure, help, enhanced.
Security & Android apps: why automated testing matters
Given the widespread adoption of Android as an efficient mobile operating system (OS), there is an increasing need for proper testing of its applications based on the specificities of the platform’s development model. Due to Android’s distribution ecosystem that is porous to poorly-tested applications. To this end, it has become imperatively important for app developers to ensure that they sufficiently test their Android applications before releasing them into the market.
Topics: apps, behavior, applications, security, matters, testing, automated, app, developers, android, memory.
Security over convenience when paying online
Consumers in Europe think security is more important than convenience when it comes to paying online. But in the UK, the difference is quite small. Over half of Brits chose security, while 43 percent selected convenience. This is one of the conclusions from the report ‘Security vs convenience in the… Continue reading
Topics: france, online, consumers, important, uk, security, convenience, paying, spain, germany, shopping.
Sucuri Spotlight: Essential Security for Online Businesses & Websites
Protect your online store with Sucuri. In this Sucuri review, we dive into how they help merchants safeguard their stores and maintain PCI compliance.
Topics: pci, businesses, site, review, traffic, websites, firewall, sucuri, website, security, essential, threats, sucuris, online.
Support for Magento 1 Software Ends June 30, 2020
If you have a store that continues to run on Magento 1 after June 30, please be aware that from that date forward you have increased responsibility for maintaining your site's security and PCI DSS compliance. Read more.
Topics: magento, software, commerce, adobe, documentation, solution, date, eos, security, support, ends, merchants.
Supporting Magento 1 through June 2020
An important update from Magento Support Operations
Topics: open, maintenance, magento, security, upgrade, supporting, support, source, version, software, commerce.
Supporting the Rise of Consumer Data Privacy Regulations: The Current and Future State of Ecommerce Security
Trends come and go in ecommerce. Customer expectations expand as quickly as online stores strive to meet them. However, one…
Topics: consumer, security, standards, privacy, gdpr, ecommerce, data, regulations, merchants, bigcommerce, compliance.
TaskRabbit is resetting customer passwords after finding ‘suspicious activity’ on its network
TaskRabbit has reset an unknown number of customer passwords after confirming it detected “suspicious activity” on its network. The IKEA -owned online marketplace for on-demand labor said it reset user passwords out of an abundance of caution and that it “took steps to prevent access to any user accounts,” a TaskRabbit spokesperson told TechCrunch. The […]
Topics: techcrunch, network, reset, marketplace, passwords, attack, later, company, activity, customer, resetting, users, security, suspicious, taskrabbit, finding.
The 19 Best WordPress Hosting Providers in 2018
If you’re making a WordPress website, you’ll first have to choose a hosting provider. Just one problem: there are hundreds of hosting providers to choose from. And the provider you choose really matters. That’s because it impacts your website’s health, speed, reliability, security, and more.
Topics: hosting, unique, site, provider, providers, website, free, wordpress, wp, security, best.
The 22 Best iPaaS Vendors for Any Budget
As your business grows and evolves, you'll inevitably find yourself adding more applications to your tech stack. If those applications run on different platforms and can't communicate effectively, you're going to run into issues with data loss, duplication of efforts, and bottlenecks that slow your team down.
Topics: vendors, ipaas, api, offers, budget, management, integration, best, workflows, tool, security, data, integrations.
The 5 Best Password Managers in 2019 (With Essential Tips)
If you don’t have a secure password manager in 2019, you’re asking for trouble. Big trouble. When it comes to hackers and identity theft, your biggest weakness is a set of terrible passwords. Passwords like “Password1234,” your mother’s maiden name, or your pet’s name are asking to be hacked. It […]
Topics: security, password, essential, online, best, passwords, secure, data, manager, accounts, managers, tips.
The 80+ Best Chrome Extensions for 2023
Google Chrome browser extensions allow you to increase productivity, reduce distractions, and source content — all in the comfort of your internet browser.
Topics: best, chrome, extension, security, pros, content, websites, users, seo, cons, website, extensions, links.
The Real Costs of Ecommerce Data Breaches, Espionage, and Security Mismanagement
Data security is essential to surviving the 21st century ecommerce landscape. From leaked trade secrets to disclosed customer addresses, a…
Topics: real, data, breaches, ecommerce, business, security, mismanagement, businesses, ddos, customers, breach, costs, pci.
The Ultimate Guide to Ecommerce Website Maintenance
It feels like there isn’t a single person alive who hasn’t bought something online. In fact, eMarketer predicts that by…
Topics: products, content, maintenance, security, customer, site, checklist, marketing, ecommerce, website, customers.
Top 5 Questions on SOC 2 Compliance
When it comes to selecting an eCommerce solution it is important to base your evaluation on more than just functionality and pricing. You will want to confirm your chosen commerce solution has the high security standards in place to ensure that your systems and data are kept secure. Fail to do this, and you could end up with security compromises like a data breaches or system intrusions, hurting your company’s reputation, customer loyalty, and jeopardizing revenue.
Security assessments like the SOC 2 evaluation provide a comprehensive and centralized, third party report to ensure you’re working with a vendor that has validated they follow the highest standards of security practices, policies, procedures, and operations. SOC 2 compliances reduces time spent on security evaluations and provides the confidence that your data is secure so you can launch and drive revenue faster while keeping your business operating at 100%.
Familiarize yourself with SOC 2 with the top five questions we hear from prospects:
What does SOC 2 Compliance mean?
SOC stands for System and Organizational Controls and is based on the Trust Services Criteria. This criteria is focused on the ability to report on the design of controls (and/or testing and operating effectiveness of those controls) for a service organization. The SOC 2 report addresses an organization’s controls pertaining to operations and compliance standards; things like security, integrity, availability, privacy, and confidentiality are all aspects of SOC2.
Why is it important to be SOC 2 compliant?
SOC 2 is an auditing procedure that ensures service providers securely manage data to protect the interests of organizations and the privacy of its clients. If your chosen commerce partner is SOC 2 compliant it means you can trust that they will do everything possible to protect your data and systems.
What is the benefit to the customer for a vendor to be SOC 2 Compliant?
SaaS vendors in particular need to be SOC 2 compliant in many instances, especially when they sell to the enterprise. Enterprises are often beholden to a wide variety of security and compliance controls and being demonstrably SOC 2 examined as a vendor gives those enterprise customers the peace of mind they need to do business with Elastic Path.
What security practices and procedures are assessed during a SOC 2 Compliance evaluation?
SOC 2 evaluates the operational policies, communications, procedures, and monitoring concerning four Trust Service Categories (TSC):
Security – Information and systems are protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical), unauthorized disclosure, and damage
Availability – Information and systems are available for operation and use as committed
Processing integrity – System processing is complete, valid, accurate, timely, and authorized
Confidentiality – Confidential information is secured, and access is controlled
What are the principles of SOC 2?
Elastic Path utilizes independent third-party auditors to test the Elastic Path Commerce Cloud platform against the widely accepted security standards controls of SOC 2. These examinations are conducted by a respected audit and security firm that is independent and thorough in its inspections. The SOC2 examination report is intended to meet the needs of a broad range of users that need detailed information and assurance about the controls at a service organization relevant to the security, availability, and processing integrity of the systems the service organization uses to process data. With Elastic Path successfully achieving the SOC2 examination, we can ensure peace of mind to our customers.
Learn more about how you can build your eCommerce vision with confidence by visiting our Trust page.
Topics: soc, questions, report, controls, path, security, systems, compliance, standards, trust, data, service.
Tuft & Needle exposed thousands of customer shipping labels
Mattress and bedding giant Tuft & Needle left on an unprotected cloud server hundreds of thousands of FedEx shipping labels containing customer names, addresses and phone numbers. More than 236,400 shipping labels were found on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket without a password, allowing anyone who knew the easy-to-guess web address access to […]
Topics: public, shipping, security, labels, web, exposed, thousands, customer, techcrunch, tuft, needle, bucket, data, storage.
Understanding Ecommerce Website Costs and Total Cost of Ownership in 2019
When staring at the reality of an ecommerce website that needs to either be built from the ground up or…
Topics: platform, website, guide, understanding, ecommerce, saas, headless, security, onpremise, experience, cost, calculator, features, costs, software.
Understanding Hosting, Security, and Updates for WooCommerce
Open source technologies are accessible to anyone — free to download, free to use. They provide a solid framework for your innovation, creativity, and growth and have outlasted scores of competitors, but they do require a bit of hands-on work. In part three of our eCommerce for WordPress series, we explore three topics key to setting […]
Topics: hosting, security, websites, understanding, host, hosts, sites, site, ecommerce, updates, dont, woocommerce.
Unriddled: "Alexa, Make a Donation," and More Tech News You Need
Welcome one, welcome all to Wednesday -- the day that marks not just the week's halfway point, but another edition of "Unriddled": the HubSpot Marketing Blog's mid-week digest of the tech news you need to know.
Topics: security, users, week, information, need, apple, company, data, alexa, unriddled, donation, google, tech, facebook.
Video: Shopify Pros and Cons
Shopify Free Trial | Full Shopify Review | Shopify Pricing Plans and Fees Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel Read our full article featuring Shopify's Pros and Cons. Shopify Pros and Cons Video Transcript INTRO Hey there, amazing viewers! Welcome back…
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Topics: youre, support, platform, business, video, pros, cons, security, need, shopify, store, customers, online.
Web Security & Privacy in 2019: 15 Top Tools to Lock Your Online Life Down
15 top web security tools to protect your ecommerce store and website from malicious attacks and threats. Be proactive & protect your most important asset.
Topics: lock, data, web, privacy, service, dns, security, tools, youre, life, using, online, tool.
Website Security for SaaS and Cloud Ecommerce Applications: A Technical Deep Dive, Comparison & Checklist
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model where users access applications or services via a…
Topics: vs, website, pci, service, checklist, cloud, compliance, data, security, provider, providers, saas, comparison, information, ecommerce.
What Business Owners Need to Know About Protecting Their Data
False sense of security? Even major apps and platforms can fall victim to security vulnerabilities.
Topics: vulnerability, platforms, need, user, security, website, owners, know, data, xss, protecting, risk, users, business.
What Is a Data Breach? A 1-Minute Rundown
On the surface, it might seem like Yahoo, Marriott, and Adult Friend Finder have nothing in common. Surprisingly, though, they actually do. But, unfortunately, what they share common ground on is something no company would ever wish on their worst enemy -- a data breach.
Topics: numbers, security, companies, 1minute, rundown, breach, personal, cybercriminals, marriott, breaches, information, data.
What is ISO Certification? ISO Meaning and BigCommerce’s ISO 27001 Achievement
At BigCommerce, we were ecstatic to receive the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification. However, unlike winning an Olympic gold medal in downhill…
Topics: bigcommerces, achievement, security, iso, information, data, bigcommerce, business, meaning, risk, standards, management, certification.
WooCommerce Pricing: How Much Does it Cost to Run a Store?
WooCommerce and WordPress are both free, open source software. While this can represent considerable savings, when it comes to WooCommerce pricing, there are still some costs involved in launching a new store. One of the reasons many people choose WooCommerce is because, like the software itself, costs are customizable — you have a lot more control over […]
Topics: security, pricing, services, woocommerce, costs, cost, free, youll, does, ecommerce, store, wordpress, run, themes, site.
WooCommerce Security: The Eight Things You Should Do First
Suggestions for the very first steps you should take to make your WooCommerce store safe, secure, and protected from potential threats.
Topics: site, files, woocommerce, store, restore, security, secure, wordpress, accounts, host, things.
WordPress Security: Important Considerations and Recommended for Ecommerce Websites
WordPress is the CMS (content management system) with the largest amount of installations in the world. Being the biggest means…
Topics: secure, recommended, wordpress, gdpr, password, information, website, user, ecommerce, security, access, considerations, websites, important.
‘Ecommerce fraud is a mass crime in Germany’
Ecommerce fraud is becoming a real problem in Germany. But why is German online retail particularly prone to this type of fraud? It has everything to do with the preferred payment method of German shoppers. A common form of ecommerce fraud is when the scammer orders something online, chooses to… Continue reading
Topics: online, payment, security, account, germany, fraud, mass, fraudster, german, shops, ecommerce, crime.