eCommerce and Cybersecurity - a Risky Mixture?
Since the early 1990’s, eCommerce has greatly assisted procurement, payments and other activities. For consumers, this has broadened their choice of goods and enhanced convenience. For businesses, this has expanded their customer base and lowered operating costs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated ecommerce growth, revolutionizing the way businesses and consumers interact and conduct transactions. At the same time this growth has put pressure on supply chains.
The growth in eCommerce comes with increased risk in the form of cyber threats and exposure of weaknesses within your cybersecurity posture. Financial and other valuable data is attractive to hackers thereby increasing the risk of a breach.
Trade and transportation companies, which handle sensitive customer information, are particularly vulnerable to these threats. Many trade and transportation companies have placed cybersecurity as a lower priority compared to protecting their physical assets.
With cyber-attacks on the rise, it is vital to act. Companies must strengthen their cybersecurity program to thwart a breach as well as be prepared to detect, respond, and recover if the worst occurs.
A necessary first step towards strengthening your cybersecurity posture is to begin with a thorough assessment of current security measures. A comprehensive assessment will identify vulnerabilities and help to develop a plan to address them.
Strengthening cybersecurity doesn’t need to be a big resource drain, small but steady steps is the best approach.
About AXIOTROP, LLC:
AXIOTROP’s mission is to make cybersecurity accessible, attainable, and sustainable for small and medium-sized businesses so they remain competitive and poised for growth. We simplify cybersecurity by working closely with businesses to right-size their program for their needs, resulting in client retention, business expansion, and reduced risk.