The Importance Of Data Security

Posted on 03 Aug 2017
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We are surrounded by various forms of technology in our daily lives; with such a reliance on digital data, data security is very important.

The Importance Of Data Security

Recently there have been numerous different stories in the news about data security. These stories highlight the importance of taking steps to protect your data and make sure that sensitive information is secure.

  • Sweden
    In 2015, there was a botched data outsourcing contract in Sweden. According to information in The Hacker News, the leak exposed a wide variety of sensitive data such as:
    • Weight capacity of all roads and bridges. (This information could be crucial for warfare)
    • Photographs, names and addresses of fighter pilots in the Air Force and everybody in the police register.
    • Additionally photographs, names and addresses of operators in the secretive military units were also exposed. These units are comparable to the British SAS or the US SEAL teams.
    • Photographs, names and addresses of those in witness relocation programs.
    • Model/type, weight and defects in all government and military vehicles.
  • Game Of Thrones
    Recently it was reported that a group of hackers have taken 1.5 terabytes of information from HBO. The collection includes numerous upcoming TV shows as well as a leak of the script from an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones. (source Independent)
  • WannaCrypt0r
    This attack happened a few months ago, however the scale of the attack has left data security firmly in the minds of many businesses and individuals.
    As a quick recap of the attack; this attack was what is known as a ransomware attack. This means a piece of malicious software infected a computer, encrypted the files and demanded payment to decrypt the files. What made this particular piece of software even more terrifying is that it spread like a worm. This piece of malicious software infected numerous systems all over the world, including FedEx and the National Health Service. If you would like to read more information regarding this attack, you can do so by reading out blog titled, The WannaCrypt0r Ransomware Attack.

What Do Recent Digital Attacks Mean For Ecommerce Data Protection?

After attacks on large companies such as HBO and the large scale ransomware attack WannaCrypt0r that affected so many across the world, the importance of data security is a concern for many businesses.

However, what can ecommerce businesses do to protect their data and their customer's data? How can they protect themselves against a digital attack? With a professional ecommerce solution from Advansys, not only will you receive a high quality website, designed to meet the needs of your business; you will also be able to relax in the knowledge that your ecommerce solution is being provided by a business that is a PCI DSS Level 1 compliant ecommerce supplier.

What Does PCI DSS Level 1 Compliant Mean?

We take the risk of lost/stolen credit card data very seriously. Advansys has achieved the highest level of PCI DSS compliance; this means that all of our business processes and infrastructures meet the highest level of security.

The different between meeting level 1 and levels 2, 3 or 4 can be quite large. For example, a business who meets level 2, 3 or 4 completes a self assessment questionnaire, whereas a business that meets level 1 compliance must have yearly on-site reviews by an internal auditor. In addition to this, a network scan by an approved scanning vendor is also required.

With the current threats to data security, are you comfortable with an ecommerce solution provided by a business that completes a self assessment? Or would you feel more comfortable with a professional ecommerce solution from a business that meets level 1 compliance?

If you would like to learn more information regarding Advansys and PCI DSS compliance, you can visit our page regarding payment security.

Ecommerce Solutions From Advansys

If you're interested in an ecommerce solution from a business that has achieved the highest level of PCI DSS compliance, give our friendly team a call today on 0845 838 2700.

We have numerous different ecommerce solutions available, one such service is our responsive ecommerce web design service. Responsive web design is very important in today's 21st century society. With a responsive web design service, your website can change depending on the device that the user is using. With a responsive service from Advansys, your customers can visit your website on a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet or a Smartphone and make a purchase.

Advansys Responsive Ecommerce

With almost 40% of traffic originating from a mobile device, can you afford to exclude such a large amount of consumers?

Our skilled team of developers use fluid grids, flexible media and media queries to create a professional responsive website. This provides you with a one 'site' fits all solution and provides your customers with a great user experience.

Interested? Give Our Friendly And Dedicated Team A Call Today

Advansys have been designing and building beautiful ecommerce websites for over 20 years. Ecommerce websites designed by Advansys both look fantastic and provide their users with a great user experience. So, if you're interested in learning more about the numerous ecommerce solutions that are available from Advansys, or if you have any questions that you would like to ask, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and dedicate team. You can reach our team by telephone by calling 0845 838 2700, our lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm.

If you would like meet our team in person, please feel free to contact our team to make an appointment. Our team is based in Wokingham, Berkshire; the centre of the UK's tech hub. However, for those located in the North, we also have a northern office which is based in Greater Manchester.

Alternatively you can contact our team online: by using the chat feature in the bottom right of your screen, by sending our team an email at or by filling out our contact form.

You could also find us on social media by following us on Twitter, @advansysuk

We’re always happy to help and can help you take your business in the right direction.

You are always welcome to visit us in our Wokingham office or you can also call us on 0118 380 0201 and drop us a message via our the website.

We'd love to show you how you can get more web traffic and leads, increase your online sales, provide better customer service & grow online.

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