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WordPress security should be a top priority for you in 2016. If you have a WordPress based website then keep reading to understand why.
We live in a connected age. An age where the Internet and the millions of websites that form its ecosystem are actively entwined with our daily lives. Unfortunately, this ecosystem also has its predators. These predators come in the form of hackers who target websites large and small for fun, for financial gain, and for competitive advantages.
WordPress, being the most popular content management system available today and powering around 25% of the world’s websites, is naturally going to be the target of hackers. The first thing you need to be aware of is that hackers do pose a serious risk to your website and it makes little difference whether you are an individual, small business or large corporate.
The fact is, hacking attempts are so common that we receive hundreds of notifications a day informing us that attacks have been blocked. These notifications are on website’s that have active service plans. One hates to think how many attempts are being made on sites without upgraded security.
First things first… hackers have loads of reasons to target your website. Here are a few of the main reasons:
No WordPress security active on your website means you are extra vulnerable to hackers. While WordPress security plugins and systems are not a guarantee that you will not get hacked, they do reduce your risk and increase your chances of detecting infections before major damage is done.
Here are just a few of the consequences of having poor WordPress security leading to a hacked website:
So what can you do to improve your website security?
If you already have WordPress security enabled as part of a website service plan then you already have a measure of protection in place. If you feel this is not enough, you can always upgrade to a higher-spec service plan. If you do not have a service plan, then now is the time to get one. A good service plan will take care of the following:
For full details on Nova Marketing Intelligence’s WordPress security options take a look at our Nova Website Service Plans.
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