Are you doing business with your digital pants down?
WordPress is the world’s most popular content management platform. It empowers millions of people to get online for business or pleasure.
It’s popularity also makes it the most targeted by hackers.
How do hackers get access to your WordPress site?
According to recent statistics:
- 41% get hacked through vulnerabilities in their hosting platform
- 29% by means of an insecure theme
- 22% via a vulnerable plugin
- 8% because of weak passwords
A security report by Sophos indicates that 30,000 websites are hacked every day. 60% of small to medium-sized businesses are out of business six months after being hacked.
We’re here so you don’t have to become a statistic
Hacked websites don’t mean that WordPress is inherently not secure. It just means that the majority of people using WordPress either don’t know how to secure it or aren’t willing to put in the effort.
We approach WordPress security through three primary pillars of safety.
Hardening your WordPress installation
Hardening is the process of eliminating common attack vectors. For example, let’s say that someone gets access to your admin password. Did you know that they can then quietly start uploading code to your WordPress theme using the admin panel?
This is just one of the many “convenience features” turned on by default in WordPress. It makes the platform easy to use, but it also exposes your business to extreme risk.
We have a comprehensive process that plugs any known issues and moves your site to SSL if needed. By implementing it, you can rest assured that you’re doing everything possible to protect your asset.
Without hardening, it’s a little like having a front door but forgetting to turn the lock. Hardening your WordPress site is a smart investment.
Monitoring for dangerous code and cleaning out hacks
Even if you’ve hardened your site, it doesn’t mean that an employee’s personal computer can’t be compromised. Small programs called keyloggers can steal valid passwords, and a hacker can still get in.
You can also run into what’s a called a Zero Day vulnerability. That’s a bug in the code that nobody knows about in public. Malicious hackers can sometimes find a secret weakness and then use it for years before anyone is aware of it and plugs the hole.
Even if you have a secure site, it’s important to keep an eye on it. If you sign up for our protection services, we run continuous scans of your site, so we know right away if your site gets compromised.
Should an issue be identified, we spring into action to resolve the problem by cleaning out the hack or restoring your data from a backup.
It goes deeper than that.
We also monitor your DNS (Domain Name Server) domain ownership, and several other high-level areas where hackers can compromise you.
Our vigilance means that should any unforeseen hack occurs, we can begin damage control before the problem spreads to your internal systems.
Backups ensure business continuity
Hardening and monitoring are crucial, but neither of them means a thing without a proper backup. It does you no good to know that you got hacked if you lose all your data and search rankings.
We’re fanatical about backups. We secure your data on three layers.
- Server Side
- Primary Real Time
- Offsite Daily
Our first layer of protection starts at the server level. We keep a copy of your site locally on the server every day. This is useful for instances where you’ve been hacked, but the server is still physically okay. Local backups mean fast restoration so you can get back to business.
The second layer is the primary backup system. We monitor site changes in real time and take incremental backups of files and database changes as they happen. This is useful when someone one your team makes a mistake on a file or post, but you don’t want to have downtime by restoring the entire site from scratch.
The third layer involves a daily offsite backup. We take a snapshot of your site once a day and store it offsite. This is a supplement to your other two in case one of the backups fail. It’s like a backup for the backup. I told you we were fanatics about this stuff.
Ready to feel safe and secure with your businesse’s greatest online asset?
Great! Let’s get the conversation started. Contact us using the form below and let’s talk about your website’s security.