What are best practices for protecting eCommerce user data?

The best method to protecting eCommerce user data is to simply use a 3rd party service for the hosting of customer data.  PayPal has excellent security, so use them (or another service such as Authorize.net).

Use an SSL to securely send sensitive data.

Encrypt passwords (Magento MD5).

Educate your customers to store transactional emails and sensitive information in a safe place.

 

  • What are best practices for protecting eCommerce user data?

 

    1. Use a 3rd party service for hosting of customer data.  PayPal has excellent security, so use them (or another service).  Use an SSL to securely send sensitive data.  Encrypt passwords (Magento MD5).  Educate your customers to store transactional emails and information in a safe place.
    2. Never store sensitive data onsite (CC or payment info) and for the data that is stored, ensure that information is encrypted where available and correct server security measures are in place to prevent access to this information.
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