Nearly every consumer in the U.S. will be shopping online this holiday season; and we mean everyone. According to the Power Reviews Holiday Shopping Survey, 99% of consumers will do at least a portion of their holiday shopping online.
Half of all shoppers will do most of their shopping online while 13% will do ALL of their holiday shopping online.
And that is why cybersecurity should be a top priority.
More people spending more time online also means more cybercriminals will be there as well. A cyberattack happens once every 39 seconds and retailers are the most vulnerable. According to the 2020 Trustwave Global Security Reporter, the retail industry is the most targeted sector and has been for the past three years. In 2020, nearly half of all retailers were a victim of a cyberattack. The threat often grows during the busy holiday season. There are some key steps to take to ensure credit card payment security and to protect your website – and your customers – from cyber criminals.
What is the best step to take to protect your online store during the holiday season?
There are several steps we recommend, but one of the easiest and most effective is to add two-party authentication to your e-commerce store.