What is the SiteLock
Risk Assessment?

The SiteLock Risk Assessment is a predictive model used to determine how likely your website is to be compromised. The assessment reviews your website and calculates your risk score on a scale of low, medium, and high.


Why is it important to
get a Risk Assessment?

It might surprise you to learn that all websites are inherently at risk of attack. In fact, it’s the features that make your website unique, like your plugins, that are putting your website at an increased risk. This is why it’s important to understand your likelihood of a breach. When you know your risk, you can make an educated and proactive decision about your security.




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What is a website
risk score?

Your website risk score indicates how likely your site is to experience a breach on a scale of low, medium, and high. A low risk score means your site is just as likely to be compromised as the average website. A medium risk score means your site is 6 times more likely to be compromised than the average website, and a high score indicates the risk is 12 times more likely.


How is the risk
score calculated?

The assessment looks at over 500 different variables to determine your risk. These variables are grouped into three main categories. The first category looks at your website complexity, like the size of your website or if you use a database to store customer information. The second is your site popularity, like traffic and social media presence. The third category is your site composition, like the software used to build your site.





How can I improve
my risk score?

There are easy and affordable ways to lower your risk score. One of the most effective ways is with a web application firewall (WAF) to help proactively protect your site from cyberattacks. You can also remove plugins or other site features you’re no longer using to avoid vulnerabilities.


For more information, call the SiteLock security experts today at 855-720-2698.
We’re available 24/7/365 to help!