After a year of waiting, WordCamp Europe finally arrived last week in Belgrade, Serbia. This was the third year in a row that SiteLock sponsored #WCEU. If you didn’t know, WordPress celebrated it’s 15 year anniversary on May, 27th, just weeks before this event. It was a great look back at the beginnings of the WordPress and a look into the future of the open source software that powers over 30% of the internet.
Tag: website security
This is the fourth and final chapter of our Making Security Make Sense to Clients series. In this post, I’ll be reviewing how to include website security in your freelance projects and the various benefits of doing so. I’ll also highlight some key points and answer the following questions:
- Why should website security matter to your clients?
- How does including website security as part of your project costs benefit your freelance business?
- Why and how do websites get hacked?
- How can you secure any website in five simple steps?
MarlowesMemphis.com is the online face of Marlowe’s Ribs and Restaurant in Memphis, TN. Established in 1974, Marlowe’s has become an institution in Memphis with a loyal base of local customers, national and international tourists that flock to Elvis Presley’s iconic mansion, Graceland, while stopping for a bite to eat on the way. In fact, Marlowe’s is one mile south of Elvis Presley’s estate, which welcomes more than 500,000 visitors each year. Marlowe’s uses its website to capitalize on these tourist visits by offering online ordering for take-out, delivery, drive-thru pick up window, or reserving their free pink limo shuttle to bring customers to the restaurant for their World Class Award Winning Memphis-Style BBQ.
Welcome to the fourth article in our Making Security Makes Sense to Clients series.
In my previous posts I discussed the importance of securing your own site, your client sites, and how educating your clients about website security can foster trust and growth in your freelance or agency business.
After you’ve communicated the Why, Who, How and When of website hacks, it’s time to either start building security into your project proposals and costs or to continue educating your clients. Or both really 🙂
In this post, I’m going to share five website security best practices that are easy to implement. Whether you include these steps as part of your service, or your website security education plan, your clients will benefit. What’s even better, they’re easy to implement! So let’s get to it, shall we?
Welcome to the third article in our Making Security Makes Sense to Clients series.
In my first post I discussed the importance of security for your business and your own websites and in my second post, I showed you the benefits of securing your client sites, before handing them over.
In this post, I’m going to share why security education is important and how to educate your clients about security in terms they’ll easily understand as it applies to their businesses.
Educating your clients (and potential clients) about website security isn’t just the right thing for your business, it’s the right thing to do period. Let’s talk about why that is, who’s ultimately responsible for website security, and how a dedicated focus on security can help set you apart from the crowd while increasing your value and revenue.
If you’re someone who builds websites for clients, you’ve probably learned that offering (or requiring) monthly maintenance contracts is smart business. This ensures a steady income stream you can rely on and helps with financial forecasting. It’s likely you’re including core software, plugin and theme updates as part of your maintenance plan, but are you including website security as part of your project proposal and scope?
As high-profile data breaches, such as Equifax, continue to dominate headlines, the topic of cybersecurity – or lack thereof – has commanded greater attention. The word ‘cybersecurity’ has become the media’s latest buzzword…and for good reason. New research reveals that websites experience 63 attacks per day, per website on average – this is an upsurge from the reported 22 attacks per day in 2016.
It has become clear that regardless of a company’s size or industry, data breaches are inevitable. That said, it’s important to fully understand what cybersecurity is, as well as the different types of cybersecurity, so you can protect your business, personal information, and stay informed with what’s happening in the industry.
As part of ongoing efforts to better protect websites running WordPress, this week SiteLock implemented a new feature exclusively for our WordPress customers, called SiteLock Platform Scan for WordPress. Going forward, customers using WordPress on their website will receive a scan that checks for known vulnerabilities in their WordPress plugins, themes and core install.
You could consider signature-based analysis to be like a policeman running the plates of every car in a parking lot against the police department’s database of stolen vehicles. While this may be an effective method for finding stolen vehicles, if the license plate on the car has been changed or obscured, the car will most likely be overlooked. Keeping with this analogy, behavioral analysis would be the detective.