Why is website security so important?
Your website is your brand, your storefront, and often your first contact with customers. If it's not safe and secure, those critical business relationships can be compromised. The threats can come in many forms - infecting a website with malware in order to spread that malware to site visitors, stealing customer information, like names and email addresses, stealing credit card and other transaction information, adding the website to a botnet of infected sites, and even hijacking or crashing the site. A single security breach could be a death-knell for a small business. Most states now have strict data breach laws, and many come with stiff fines, penalties, and other costs. Even if a security breach at a small business website doesn't trigger a data breach, it can still have a huge impact on customer trust if customers find out about it.
What will I do?