Don’t Take Risks with Enterprise-Class WordPress – Get Bank-Grade Security October 21, 2015 Wondering why anyone would attack you or your clients’ WordPress site? Most attacks are perpetrated to install a script on your server, which would allow a hacker to send out high volumes of spam email. It is also possible they are seeking confidential information, or perhaps looking to leak sensitive information to the public. The reality is, any WordPress site could fall victim to this, and hackers exploit where ever they find weakness. If your site has been hacked, Google and other search engines may block access to it. Should Google discover your WordPress site has been hacked, it may post a warning message in the search results, or it may block its Chrome browser users from accessing your site. You might also find that your email addresses have been blocked or blacklisted by antispam companies. When your site is hacked and site has been turned to attack users’ computers and install scripts, viruses and spyware, it could do you or your client a lot of harm, resulting in significant losses in revenue. Customers may not want to return out of fear that your site could harm their computers. Approximately 110 million people, or 47 percent of U.S. adults, have had their personal information exposed by such attacks, according to a study by CNNMoney and the Ponemon Institute, a cybersecurity research firm. Attacks will likely become more frequent as Internet and mobile device use grows, but hacker culture is also becoming more sophisticated, CNNMoney reports. Hackers Wait for the Right Opportunity Attacks on your WordPress site or your client’s installation may occur while data is being migrated, or when you’re pushing your site from production, to staging, to going live. It’s an opportune time for them to strike. Other threats come from installing themes and plug-ins and not updating to the latest version of WordPress. Mass Market WordPress Hosting is a Security Issue The chances of interrupted service, or a hack, are much higher when you host with a business level hosting provider because they have insufficient safeguards, or they’re housing too many sites on one server. When you need enterprise class security you need someone who has experience with the highest security standards. What Makes a Secure WordPress Environment: Hardening the core files – preventing unauthorized modifications Enforcing user log-in security Quality control process Timely WordPress updates Screening of plug-ins and widgets Fully managed and proactive support Switching IPs and DNS settings after ddos/overload attack Carbon60 gives your site a protective infrastructure and quality assurance process that isolates any variables that could be a threat. We’re proactive, which means we’re prepared ahead of time for hack attempts and other disturbances while you probably won’t notice any effect on your service. Bank-Grade WordPress Security We provide bank-grade security, in contrast to the less secure processes of business-level web hosting. WordPress for Enterprise from Carbon60 is the perfect solution for safe, sustained, continuous business online that holds only the highest of enterprise class security and safety features. For further reading, more security issues are covered in our no limits support, dedicated technical account management, and professional quality WordPress launch support. If you have specific questions about security and the types of threats typical in a WordPress installation, please contact a Carbon60 expert today. We’re serious about security.