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Cybersecurity

From phishing and credit card fraud, to e-skimming, spam email and malware infections, digital businesses are particularly susceptible to cyber attack
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From phishing and credit card fraud, to e-skimming, spam email and malware infections, digital businesses are particularly susceptible to cyber attacks.

Cybersecurity refers to the application of various technologies, processes and controls that protect networks, programmes and information from digital attacks.

Setting up a security system and protection rules for e-commerce transactions online are vital and must be a business priority. Cyber attacks that leak customer or business data drastically damage business reputation and profit. If customers lose trust in a business, it can take many years to win it back.

Your task

Share what you think businesses should do differently to protect themselves.
To help you with this task, you may want to read one or more articles from the ‘see also’ section about how cyber attacks have changed as a result of Covid-19.

Further reading

Cisco. What is cybersecurity?. Web link

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