Home » Culture » What dangers lurk for your new business’s website?
What dangers lurk for your new business’s website?
by Startacus Admin
If you’re considering setting up a new business, there’s going to be plenty of things on your checklist, from finding a new office space to marketing your business.
As far as the latter is concerned, you’ll almost certainly need a new website, but when going online, there are a few things you need to be wary of, especially when it comes to security.
One of them is malware, which can infect your website and, when visited by customers, infect their devices too. If you have a web server, it could be prone to infection if not secured properly, be it via malicious pop-up ads, known as ‘Malvertising’ or something else such as keylogging.
On the blacklist
Search engine blacklisting could be harmful to your website too. If you appear on the blacklist of Google, Bing or any other search engine, then it could be because your website is infected. Making sure your site is clean is a good start.
Another thing you need to be wary of is an expired security certificate. This could see access to your site blocked by browsers because your SSL certificate for accepting payments by debit card, credit card or something like PayPal isn’t up to date.
Phishing for clues
As alluded to by Symantec Norton’s recent white paper on website security, phishing is another thing website owners need to be alert to. Known as ‘brand impersonation’, you want to ensure that no-one is trying to pose as your business in order to defraud you.
Trying to do your best to keep your site safe can make your customers feel better. It could involve having a secure payment gateway, a verification tick or perhaps vetting any advertisers on your site, but however it’s achieved, it’s absolutely necessary.
Check out the handy infographic (helpfully put into a gallery of pics) that will help you get your head around the above:
Finding the right supplier for your business can seem daunting when those you are looking at are overseas. So here are some things to think about when starting a relationship with and working with an overseas supplier.
AIB Start-up Academy Summit returns to Belfast!
13th Jan 2017
Northern Ireland startups and entrepreneurs listen up! The AIB Start-up Academy Summit will be back in Belfast and we’ve all the important info you need to bag your free ticket to attend!
Newcastle Startup Week Set to Inspire
11th Jan 2017
Newcastle Startup Week - a new festival of entrepreneurship aims to inspire local people to start businesses and attract greater inward investment to the city and wider North East of England region.