In this day and age, we have to be very careful with our information. It seems to be compromised by different businesses a LOT. In 2018 Panera Bread disclosed that 37 million personal records had been breached in 2017. The breach happened on the panerabread.com website, where millions of patrons sign up with personal information to receive discounts and order online.
We also heard about the Facebook data breach in 2018, where 30 million people had their personal information compromised. Things such as religion, birthdays, location and relationship status can be used against you. It may sound like no big deal, but some security experts think that this could be worse that someone stealing your social security or credit card number. Accessing your private communications and posts can be used to crack account security questions or scam you and your friends.
The culprit in all of these attacks? Their website! It was compromised by hackers to steal the information.
Now, your business’s website may not be as big or useful as Panera and Facebook, but you still need to protect it. Your first step should be to install an SSL certificate.