Your website is your store front, the face you show to the world. Everyone thinks about how their site looks and what it says, but they might not think about the protocol for keeping it secure. But keeping a website secure is more complex than simply locking the door at the end of the day. Secure websites require ongoing maintenance. Here are some common vulnerabilities and what our Vice President of Digital Media, Kirby Mack does to avoid them:
- Problem: The average WordPress site shows 12 failed login attempts per hour.
- Problem: Almost a third of WordPress websites are hacked by means of an insecure theme.
- Problem: 22% of WordPress websites are hacked via a vulnerable plugin.
We update and monitor the sites we build daily so that we will know immediately if there is an attack. It’s important to catch things quickly, otherwise the site’s hosting provider will immediately shut down the site. Then, it won’t be accessible until you go through a long series of steps with the host provider which could take days. At Lone Beacon, we don’t take chances with the websites we create, even if it means more time spent on monitoring and general upkeep.