In his June 3, 2011, article, Private Business Owner writer Carl Doerksen made it clear that middle-market business owners are at risk of cyber attacks. I wanted to elaborate on this great post and focus specifically on business websites. Whether your business website is a simple online brochure or a complex e-commerce site that processes credit cards and payments, all are being targeted by hackers.
Most business owners place considerable value in their website. A business owner’s website is likely the focal point of their brand online and, in many cases, will host online commerce and other profit center related activities. Still, most middle-market business owners never really consider that their website would be the target of hackers. After all, the national news really only reports on hacking incidents that result in name brands who have compromised credit card information for millions of their customers. This is misleading as hackers have very specific interests in your website. Here are the top three reasons why a hacker would target your website. [Read more…]