Cybersecurity: How to Protect Your Website from Hackers and Malware
Cybersecurity is a major topic of discussion in today’s digital age. Technology is rapidly transforming the world we live in, and it’s also changing the way that we do business. That said, with advancements in technology come an increased level of risk. In fact, Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing on a weekly basis. Needless to say, cyberattacks occur way too often, especially for small businesses with limited resources and a lack of systems in place. A security breach jeopardizes your business and your clients’ information, which can cause serious damage to your reputation and revenue. This is why it’s so important to protect your information and operate on a secure web platform.
For example, Lúgh Studio manages its site on WordPress due to the various measures that the platform takes to ensure its users’ security. WordPress is a self-hosted, open source that’s under constant optimization and iteration from a global team of contributors. It allows you to own your data, which means that not even WordPress employees have access to your content. In addition, WordPress recently released a step-by-step guide for cybersecurity, which contains a series of tips and actions that can be taken to protect your site from hackers and malware. It includes:
- Recommendations for the login process, including passwords, usernames, permissions, and login attempts
- Top security plugins
- How to install a backup solution
- How to enable a Web Application Firewall (WAF)
- Measures to take in the event of a hack
- Additional security practices that require code
The great thing about WordPress is its large, open source community. Regardless of your query, whether it be security related or not, chances are that there will be training material readily online with a solution. Read their Security Guide for more information, and stay tuned for more web development blogs by Lúgh. We share helpful marketing, design and web development tips and the latest industry trends.
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