This is according to research conducted by KPMG, which revealed there are
several common errors businesses make when hosting corporate websites. In
fact, 15 per cent of companies on the Forbes 2000 list of enterprises offer
hackers the ability to access private login portals or test features. As well
as potentially giving access to criminals people could upload malware via
One of the most common issues was found to be temporary files, which
sometimes reveal useful information about a website that hackers could
exploit. KPMG found 553 occurrences of this during its study. This was
followed by data folders containing backups of client or corporate data,
while .txt files with system configuration information were also often left
accessible to hackers.
The firm noted the sectors that appear to be most vulnerable to these issues
include insurance... (more)
While bank loans, property leasing and constant monitoring meant that it took
an incredible amount of effort to set up a business 15 years ago, the
internet has provided entrepreneurial opportunities that nearly everyone can
take advantage of. Provided they know the basics, of course.
So, where should businesses begin when creating an e-commerce site?
All websites need to 'exist' somewhere and this is where web hosting comes
in. Typically offered by third party companies, web hosting involves the
placing of a company website on an outsourced server. With many companies
With online retailers around the UK readying their systems for the annual
Christmas hike in sales, anything websites can do to create a competitive
advantage to differentiate them from their rivals will undoubtedly be
But while many firms may consider ramping up their marketing with special
offers and promotions, one area that could prove especially fruitful may be
embracing mobile commerce. This is no longer a niche technology, but one that
should be a serious part of a firm's ecommerce strategy.
Ensuring that ecommerce hosting solutions include provisions for users ... (more)
Companies that are undergoing PCI compliance checks will have to ensure they
educate all staff working with sensitive materials so that data is kept
secure, it has been stated.
Research director at Gartner Australia Rob McMillan explained in an interview
with Computer World that one of the biggest security threats of next year is
likely to come from deceptive tactics that convince people to hand over
information such as access credentials.
He stated that this social engineering is becoming increasingly popular among
cybercriminals looking to take advantage of non-IT personnel who... (more)
Research conducted by IMRG, eDigitalResearch and Portaltech Reply found
companies that sell using multiple platforms expect sales from online and
mobile portals to account for 45 per cent of their total revenue by 2014. By
this time, sales from brick-and-mortar stores will drop to 40 per cent of a
typical firm's income.
The study indicated that having multichannel capabilities is vital in the
current trading environment. 98 per cent of businesses surveyed are already
running two or more customer touchpoints - a 12 per cent increase from 2011,
while there has also been significan... (more)