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 guru to business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area. Computer security and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. In 2013 I completed a course of study and certification exam to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). In 2016 I was certified as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). As Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at Computer Integration Technologies, I help our clients experience high levels of computer security, network security, and web site security. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. We also work with companies and organizations that need to certify compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS (credit card processing), HIPAA/HITECH (medical records), and GLBA. The views expressed on this Web site are mine alone and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.

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