Harden Your WordPress Website from Attack

I received an email from Natasha Wentz at MakeAWebSiteHub.com.  She had seen my earlier article on securing WordPress, and asked to be added to the resource list.  I took a look at the article, and decided that it was too good to bury in a year-old post, and I offered to write this post to feature their article.

WORDPRESS SECURITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO HARDENING WORDPRESS

Nicely written by Joe Fylan, the article covers WordPress security risks, and answers the question why someone would want to compromise your WordPress site.  He covers the differences between targeted and non-targeted attacks, and then dives into an explanation of the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top 10 website vulnerabilities.

Then he gets into managing WordPress security and how to harden your WordPress site. This includes

  • backup your website
  • pick a solid web host
  • use only reputable themes and plugins
  • create a strong user ID and password
  • limit access to vital part of your website
  • use a security plugin
  • monitor your website

Then he discusses what to do if your website is hacked.

If you own, operate, or manage a WordPress website, you ought to click through and take a look at this information packed article.

 

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About the Author:

Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, Bob also conducts security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Bob also teaches Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. Bob works as an instruction for CompTIA’s non-profit IT-Ready Program in the Twin Cities. IT-Ready is a tuition free 8-week program designed to teach students of all ages the fundamentals of IT support to prepare them for an entry level position in Information Technology Support. Graduates of the classes take the exams to become CompTIA A+ certified. Bob is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. Bob has been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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