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With warmer weather and longer days, spring is fast approaching. Year-end holidays are the furthest thing from the minds of most consumers. But now is actually the perfect time for online retailers to prepare their websites from breach or crash. Because, for as much revenue as they generate, ecommerce sites—regardless of size, traffic, or brand prominence—are vulnerable to cyberattack, performance issues, transaction fraud, and unplanned downtime.

But they don’t have to be.

By taking proper steps in planning and preparation now, online retailers can protect their sites from becoming part of the growing number that are crippled every year during holiday crunch time. Apropos, Forrester Research recently outlined seven steps for security and risk professionals to protect their ecommerce websites from online threats as well as to recover quickly and minimize damage should a breach or failure occur. These measures will help ensure a trouble free holiday season, potentially increasing not only your revenue but also trust in your brand.

Springtime is never too early to shore up defenses and lay down the groundwork to protect your online presence from holiday threats. Find out how. Read Forrester’s Seven Steps To Protect Your eCommerce Website In 2016.