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A client can very easily detect whether or not you are protecting their privacy by offering a secure site. If you don't have an obvious way to show your visitors that your site is safe, you may miss out on the opportunity to see relationships grow.
Unfortunately, more must be done to give your visitors peace of mind. The other part of securing your site requires technology. It's important for you to know the facts on what happens when you don't take the time and money to invest in this technology. The potential consequences will provide strong motivation for you to do your homework and to put a symbol on your home page showing your status.
Out in the cyber world, there are people called hackers. These individuals are very smart and can do terrible damage to the confidential information in your database, thereby destroying your reputation. When information is sent from a visitor to your database, it can be intercepted by the bad guys and stolen. This may include personal information (name, address, phone, sex, income, DOB) which is bad. Even worse is when financial information, like credit card numbers, are accessed by hackers and then used! Obviously, the repercussions to the individual, and to you as a web business owner, are tremendous. Don't take any chances... protect your site!
Now that I have your attention, let me tell you that security can be done in two different ways:
You may also hear the term Secure Socket Layers (SSL), which was developed initially by Netscape but is utilized by all browsers. This is an indication that encrypted or coded information can be transferred and de-coded by the appropriate recipient. In other words, it is a sign that the information you enter is safe and secure. Look for SSL icons on any page where you give information about yourself. The icons take the form of a key, a padlock, or another sign indicating security. Simultaneously, when you are developing your own business website, do not make the dreadful mistake of leaving a security icon off. Many potential customers will do a cursory review of your e-commerce site before buying. If there is no visible sign that your website is secure, it is doubtful that the visitor will take the time to explore further. The risk of buying from an insecure e-commerce site, no matter how great the product, is simply not worth it.
You will also notice that secure sites have a URL address beginning with https://... The addition of the letter "s" stands for secure.
If you would like to explore the issue of site security further, or find out how to make your site secure, check out www.verisign.com. Verisign is the leading provider of Internet trust services needed by Web sites, enterprises, and e-commerce service providers to conduct trusted and secure electronic commerce and communications over IP networks.
Another website to check out is: www.primefactors.com. Prime Factors Inc. is an internationally recognized and trusted designer and producer of information security and data encryption systems.
To read articles about security on the web, visit www.internet.com and enter "web security" in their site search box. I was impressed by the number of articles about making sites secure and the risks of putting yourself out on the web.
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