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Is There a Company to Manage Our WordPress Updates? Ensure Your Website’s Security

In recent months, our clientele has seen a concerning uptick in website hacks. Often, these breaches stem from neglected updates and weak passwords. Regularly updating your site is imperative; going longer than three months without doing so leaves you vulnerable. Pairing this with reliable WordPress hosting is your frontline defense against emerging threats.

Understanding Attack Vectors

Hacks manifest in diverse forms. A recent client found their site compromised when search results advertised unauthorized pharmaceutical sales, courtesy of outdated plugins and WordPress core. Inadequate hosting compounded their vulnerability, resulting in a prolonged and arduous recovery. Moreover, the aftermath wreaked havoc on their SEO efforts.

Another prevalent threat involves extremist infiltration, as underscored by a recent FBI warning. Even educational institutions aren’t immune; weak user passwords allowed extremists to deface a school’s homepage with unsavory content.

The Importance of WordPress Updates

Securing your website hinges on regular plugins and WordPress version updates. Developers continually fortify their code against vulnerabilities, making updates indispensable. While updates are typically seamless, occasional glitches like failures or compatibility issues can occur. Always back up your site before and after updates to mitigate potential disruptions.

Strengthening Passwords

Robust passwords are another vital aspect of site security. Aim for passwords exceeding ten characters, incorporating uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols. These complex passwords drastically reduce the likelihood of unauthorized access.

How We Can Assist

Crux Creative offers comprehensive support to keep your WordPress site secure. Whether it’s handling updates or enrolling in our monthly support plans, which include backup services and additional security measures, we’re dedicated to fortifying your site against threats. Given the ramifications of even minor breaches, investing in ongoing support is a prudent business decision. Plus, we’re offering discounted hosting rates to sweeten the deal.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re ready to safeguard your website or have any inquiries. We’re here to ensure your online presence remains resilient against evolving threats.

 

Michele Allen

With over 30 years of design and marketing experience, I founded Crux in 2005, a 360° Creative and Marketing Agency, catering to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and non-profits. Specializing in experiential spaces, museums, brand development, and digital marketing, I excel in crafting memorable experiences while emphasizing the significance of authentic brand communication. I offer expertise in Brand Development, Trade Show Exhibits, Museums, Corporate Spaces, Interactives & VR/AR, and Digital Marketing, committed to tailored support and guidance.