The Sway Towards Start Ups

The 21st Century is throwing open the business world to people. Rather than settle for a conventional career, many young people are choosing to be master of their own destiny by starting up their own company.

A combination of factors are encouraging millennials to run their own business. This includes – in no small measure – technology. Computers simplify the running of a business by helping to bring many important elements together into one place. This includes communications (including phone calls and text messages) book-keeping, sales software, online banking and online sales channels. Computers also open up the door for new business owners to access information to help them in their new venture. However, perhaps most significantly, the ease at which people can set up their own e-commerce website is a key factor. People can sell their business’ products to anyone in the world who has access to the internet. This creates prospects that were harder to achieve for the average person only ten years ago; twenty years ago e-commerce had barely gained traction.

So Where’s the Catch With E-commerce?

As people begin their first venture into business, an e-commerce website may be high on the list of priorities. With the necessary drive and enthusiasm behind them, there may be a temptation for new business owners to rush setting up their website, and worry about security later. However, this could prove extremely foolhardy. Hackers are constantly on the lookout for vulnerable websites to attack; a security breach could lead to a startup’s reputation being ruined before they have even established themselves as an online trader.

How Do I Get to Grips With My Website’s Security?

The good news is that it is quick and easy to test your website’s online security. Penetration (Pen) Tests offer a viable solution for those who have recently developed a website, or are simply unsure about their current level of security. The tests are used to expose security vulnerabilities in websites and work by mimicking a real-life attack. By using the latest hacking knowledge and Penetration Testing offer a safe, controlled and thorough way of exposing security concerns. This makes setting up a new, secure website simple, and – if done regularly – can help to minimise the risk of an attack. Nowadays online customers are more switched on to security concerns; they can recognise websites with poor security, and so avoid them. Therefore it literally pays for businesses to spend a moment to review their online security.