Reading Task: Securing an E-commerce Site [At Work]

Step #1: Understand what these expressions mean

#1I think we need to talk about…
#2that’s a really important issue
#3That’s a good start
#4We should also consider…
#5Don’t forget about…
#6 If anything goes wrong
#7 Let’s put together a plan

Step #2: Read the dialogue and practice it with different people

Person 1: Hey guys, I think we need to talk about how to secure our e-commerce site. We’ve been getting a lot of traffic lately, and we want to make sure our customers’ information is protected.

Person 2: Absolutely, that’s a really important issue. We need to make sure we’re doing everything we can to keep our customers’ data safe.

Person 3: I agree. What steps have we taken so far to secure the site?

Person 1: Well, we’re using SSL encryption to protect customer data during transmission. And we’ve also implemented two-factor authentication for our employees who have access to sensitive information.

Person 2: That’s a good start, but we need to do more. We should regularly update our software and plugins to prevent vulnerabilities.

Person 3: We should also be regularly monitoring our site for any suspicious activity. If we notice anything out of the ordinary, we need to investigate it immediately.

Person 1: Another important step is to ensure that our customers are using strong passwords. We can encourage them to use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols, and require them to change their passwords regularly.

Person 2: We should also consider implementing a firewall and intrusion detection system to prevent unauthorized access.

Person 3: And don’t forget about regular backups of the site and customer data. That way, if anything goes wrong, we can quickly restore everything to its previous state.

Person 1: These are all great suggestions. Let’s put together a plan of action to implement them all and ensure that our e-commerce site is as secure as possible.

Step #3: Make a summary of what the team is doing and the measures they will take.

Use these prompts:

#1We have been…
#2We will…
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José Manuel

I am José Manuel and I am an English Teacher in Costa Rica who loves English. I have been teaching English for more than 8 years and I like sharing what I know with others