You may think your WordPress website doesn’t have anything worth being hacked for, but websites are compromised every day. And although security is rarely top-of-mind when you are working away on your WordPress blog, e-commerce site or client websites, the fact is, if your website isn’t secure, you have a 1-in-3 chance of being hacked at some point. Don’t believe it? Check out this mesmerizing attack map that shows hacking in real-time. Be aware, this map reveals only the tip of the iceberg—penetration attempts against a subset of “honeypot” traps. The actual number of attacks at any given moment is significantly greater.
For the majority of people, security is only considered when something bad happens. Yet, by waiting until an attack happens, you potentially risk website downtime, lost business and breached visitor data (which is really, really bad).
Keeping your WordPress website safe from the constant onslaught of malicious activity can seem like an overwhelming, never-ending battle; however, it doesn’t mean you have to spend hours every day standing guard over your site. There are multiple ways to protect your WordPress website.
So you’ve heard this all before, right? Still not sure if you need to ramp up the security on your WordPress website? Take the quiz below and find out!
Is your WordPress website secure?
- Are you running the latest version of WordPress?
- Are all of your themes and plugins up to date?
- Do you use strong, unique passwords, including the database password, and do you change them every 4-6 months?
- Do you use a web application firewall and malware scanner?
- Do you regularly maintain your WordPress install, such as auditing users and deactivating or uninstalling unused plugins?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then your WordPress website may be at risk for malicious activity. Taking precautions now can save headaches, upset visitors and lost business in the future. For more information on WordPress security products and how SiteLock can help secure your website, so you can focus on your business, visit wpdistrict.sitelock.com.