Six Tips to Prepare Online Retail Servers for Cyber Monday
Follow these important server maintenance tips or risk losing bumper sales on Cyber Monday.
Yes, I know that the stores already have Christmas items on the shelves and holiday shopping commercials have already hit the airwaves. Even so, I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is next week. And that means Cyber Monday is two weeks from today.
Are you ready for Cyber Monday and the entire holiday season?
With more than 50 percent of all holiday shoppers heading online this season, the worst thing that can happen to an e-retailer is to get shut down. Perhaps you have noticed how banks have been targeted with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks lately. Will hackers turn their focus to the retail market during the holiday shopping rush? I don’t have an answer to that question, but being a bit of a pessimist, my gut feeling is to prepare for a worst-case scenario.
How do you know if your site is able to withstand a DDoS attack? Here is one way: Corero Network Security developed a test that can identify a website’s vulnerabilities and readiness. Remember, no site is bullet-proof. The hackers have gotten very good at this. But I think it is better to know your weaknesses ahead of time to build a stronger defense.
The folks at Corero also provided a few tips on how to build that defense:
Even though it feels too early to be thinking about Christmas, it is never too early to be thinking about making your shopping site more secure.