3 – Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

There is a host of dedicated antivirus and antimalware software providers out there with all manner of options designed to tackle the threat of hackers, spammers, phishers and the rest.

4 – Make sure access and admin is right

Ensuring the right people and only the right people are able to access the necessary parts of your site is an important security step.

Using a security scan tool and implementing 2 factor authentication for admin access are positive steps, as is setting the lifetime of your passwords to 90 days or less. That means you can regularly update those all important passwords to prevent any unwanted access.

Also be sure to conduct regular checks around who has admin access, scanning your website and ensuring that all permissions are set according to the permission guidance of your ecommerce platform.

5 – Pick a solid ecommerce platform (and look at ecommerce security plugins)

A lot will depend on the ecommerce platform you opt for and the security capabilities of this. Major players like MagentoShopify and BigCommerce have all invested millions in creating platforms that keep merchants and shoppers secure when transacting online.

These ecommerce players are regularly adding patches and working to enhance the security around their offering.

There’s also a myriad of ecommerce security plugins out there that can be used to enhance specific areas of your business and enable the kind of security levels you seek.

At Williams Commerce, we work closely with these ecommerce platform providers to stay ahead of the game from a security standpoint and help our customers keep their ecommerce website secure.