Setting up an ecommerce site is easy these days. Keeping your site safe from hacking, fraud and copycats, not so much. And as small business owners know all too well, one major breach – or too many charge backs or someone stealing your business name or copying your products – could mean the end of your business.

Security must always be your highest priority if you are selling online through your own website. It is also the case that you can’t work out your online security by trial-and-error. You have to get it right the first time, because recovering from mistakes is difficult for big business, and virtually impossible for a small business.