There is a new buzz word in town.

Cybersecurity has been gaining attention – for the good and the bad.

As more of our interactions, like ordering our food and paying our bills, move online and onto our smartphones, there is a growing concern about our cyber security. How protected are we? Can we trust the websites we visit and the apps we use?

Cybersecurity is the challenge of our generation.

We are part of the mobile generation. Companies around the world are rushing to develop new apps and systems to make the most of our love of smartphones. But with new technology, comes new risk.

According to Microsoft, data breaches can cost between $12 million and $17 million per incident. However, the cybersecurity battle is hotting up with millions of dollars being invested around the world to protect us.

With mobile payments expected to reach over $3trillion dollars by 2021, it presents a very attractive score for cyber criminals. Whilst our banks have worked hard to protect our cards at point-of-sale, mobile payments are still seen as fragile.

Surveys have found that around 21% of consumers have already used a mobile app to make a payment, but trust levels in the technology still remain low (only 11% of us actually trust alternative payment providers).

Mobile apps are under pressure to increase security, but whilst consumers should always be diligent, panic is not necessary.

We already have some powerful protection, and mobile ordering is committed to protecting you.

Whilst the path to a complete mobile payment future may not run smoothly, cybersecurity and keeping its user’s details safe is at the top of the list for many businesses.

At first glance, mobile payments may seem less secure than paying with your card, but that is not necessarily the case. On the surface, they both work in a similar way.

When you tap your mobile or complete a mobile payment via an app, a one-time token flies through a network to the bank, which confirms, approves, and sends a verification back. All within a few seconds.

However, with mobile payment apps, there is often another layer of protection – a fingerprint of four-digit code for example – that has to be applied before a payment can be made.

Whilst many see apps as an easy target due to their fast development and turnaround, there is a 24/7 focus on developing strong security. It is now becoming part of the app development DNA.

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Luckily, when it comes to mobile ordering, in Ordoo, you can trust.

It can be worrying to think that your details are not as secure as you thought, but cybersecurity is just as important to the companies you put your trust in as it is to you.

Mobile ordering allows for payments to occur with just the press of a couple of buttons, saving you time and making the experience of buying your food one quick and simple. However, that means account details are saved, and protection of these are paramount for any venue that is implementing a mobile ordering app.

At Ordoo, we’ve partnered with the market leader. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. Their full security information can be found here on their site. This means that all Ordoo card details are secure and handled by Stripe.

Choosing the right mobile ordering app is important. You can trust Ordoo to protect your data and your customer’s data. This is a top priority for our business.

When it comes to cybersecurity, you have a role to play to help keep your mobile ordering customers cyber-secure.

Want to know more about how Ordoo can help keep your customers’ details safe, contact one of our consultants today.

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