As more businesses make their way to the web, identity and data theft start to follow. Funeral homes are no exception. Your funeral home website is filled not only with your personal info but also the info of the families you serve. That’s why Frazer Consultants takes every effort to protect your data.
Are You Sure It’s Safe?
It’s not just big businesses like Target or Home Depot. Hacking small business data is on the rise. A 2012 Verizon Data Breach report found that more than 70% of cyber attacks were targeted at companies with less than 100 employees. One 2015 report found that out of 675 small businesses surveyed, half had been the victims of a hack.
What Can Your Funeral Home Do?
An important facet of internet safety is SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is a safety feature that is used to transfer personal information across the internet. It encrypts all data sent, so that information such as credit card numbers remains private. It’s what Frazer Consultants uses to protect data in Tribute Pay.
How does it work? SSL works between the internet browser you are using and your web server. The server uses a SSL certificate that is recognized by a web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. Any information sent or received from your server to the browser, or browser to server, is encrypted.
Frazer Consultants recognizes the importance of keeping your families’ information private. Our websites are built with security in mind. And we don’t stop there. We make sure our developers work to constantly update all our Frazer-powered sites to keep them safe. Today, we released an update to Frazer-powered sites that will allow SSL to encrypt everything you do on the admin panel. From the minute you log in to your admin panel, your information will be secured by encryption. This added layer of security will help protect your funeral home and your families’ personal information.
Other Tips to Stay Safe
You can never be too careful when it comes to privacy on the web. Here are some extra safety measures you and your staff should use to help keep your information private.
- Use strong passwords that you change every three months.
- Don’t let employees share information or logins. Make sure that each employee has a unique login and password. And delete users and their information if they no longer work at your funeral home.
- Give administrative privileges only to those that need them, not all your employees.
- Make sure your Wi-Fi is password protected and encrypted.
- Install protective software. There are plenty of programs out there like Norton, AVG, or McAfee. A good security software can help ensure safe browsing, and avoid things like malware and viruses.
Not a Frazer customer but want to learn more about how our websites keep your information safe? Give us a call at 866-372-9372 or set up a time to talk by clicking here.