So, I offer the following true-life "Home & Gardening" analogy:
When I arrived, there was an unknown pile of brush separating me from the supply of stones. Without giving it a thought, I tossed the brush aside and started toward the stock. Then, from out of nowhere, I was attacked.
Unbeknownst to me, there was a nest of yellow jackets living in the brush. A multitude of bees started stinging me. Quickly, I sounded the alarm and began my retreat. The Fort's second in command ran to my rescue. I issued the instructions to "Hit me full force with the hose." While the water pounded my body, I removed the bee ridden clothing.
The aftermath of the attack showed I'd been stung dozens of times. I was sad. How did I let this happen? Why did I let this happen? Maybe I should have just let The Fort deteriorate and never gone to the stone stock in the first place? "No! That's not the answer," I said to myself. Though I wished I'd never been stung, I had been stung. I wanted to make sure I didn't get stung again.
For the next 12 hours I thought it through - I went to the Head Shed to get the proper tools. Then, I put my plan into action.
The Internet is strange and wonderful space, strewn with inherent risks and invisible potholes on the road to Web success. And the rewards, both financial and otherwise, are equally mah-va-lous.
But it can also bewilder, frustrate and ultimately discourage the uninitiated. The question is -- how will you be initiated in The Ways of The Web?
You need a well conceived Internet Commerce & Security Strategy (ICS). With this simple advantage, you'll prosper where others fail.