- WordPress powers 30% of the Internet and shows no signs of slowing down.
- Cyber crime is expected to reach trillions of dollars in damages in a few years.
- Boosting site security falls on everyone including IT, design, marketers, and authors, not just security professionals.
- Education on security best practices has to be a fundamental part of all courses at all levels.
- Threats evolve and it’s not always clear how an infiltration can be damaging to the site owner, and its visitors.
If you haven’t heard, WordPress powers nearly one-third of the entire web and that number is still growing. It offers a range of benefits for everyone from writers and content publishers to marketers, developers, and IT professionals. In fact, it’s so easy to launch projects that you might have ignored some of the simple steps you can take to enhance site security for you and your visitors.
The time to take these steps is now. With greater adoption of WordPress and growing access to the Internet also, there’s going to be a staggering rise in cyber crimes. Not taking these steps can mean something as small as spammy links on your site, or redirects, or something more serious like data theft or even being turned into a phishing site. And it all matters, a lot.
It should be no surprise then that security vulnerabilities can exist on multiple layers, and that every organization will approach security differently. An effective disaster policy will look comprehensively at understanding every layer to ensure responsibilities are clear for prevention and mitigation of threats. Some of these layers include:
- Software native to your hardware
- Users who access your systems
- Internet Service Providers
- Installed applications (like WordPress)
- Third party plugins
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from InfoSec Resources authored by Will Ruff. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/SaEUVs7gfjY/