What would it cost you if your website got hacked?
This was the cost for one small business who reached out to us for help:
- Two weeks of their website being inaccessible to customers and potential clients
- Their scheduled weekly emails not going out to their list for weeks
- Loads of stress and time wasted
…not to mention the potential for lost leads that may have come through if their website had been functioning properly.
The cause? A malware attack, made possible by an outdated plugin.
Turns out, the owner of the company misunderstood their IT support provider’s abilities when it comes to cybersecurity. Quick side note: IT support and Security are NOT the same! IT support is great for the day-to-day tech stuff, like helping clients with technical issues and setting up new systems. But when it comes to security, you need to pull out the big guns (hint: we’re the big guns) to proactively monitor your systems, watch out for threats, and fight off attacks.
Look, your website is more than just the face of your company – it’s the lifeblood of your digital presence. It’s one of the most important tools to attract potential clients. It’s where they learn more about you, connect with your story, and begin to trust you. It’s also where they’ll refer other potential clients to your business. This is the true value of your website, and hackers know this.
If you’re next on a hacker’s hit list, your website will likely be the thing that gets wiped out first. It happens to small businesses all the time. That’s why we’ve dropped five quick tips below for better website security. Jot them down and implement asap!
- Turn on two-factor authentication for your website. Make it a pain in the [bleep] for a hacker to gain access, and they’ll likely keep moving.
- Uninstall all unnecessary plugins, especially the ones you don’t use anymore.
- Turn on automatic updates for your website and plugins. Easy, breezy.
- Set up automatic backups for your website. There are plenty of WordPress plugins that can take automatic backups for you, but we recommend moving to a reputable host, like Kinsta, that provides reliable backups as part of the service.
- Move your WordPress login page for better security.
Need help? We’ve got you covered. Save your sanity and schedule a consultation with us today.
We’ll evaluate your website, discover what you need to make it super secure, all while keeping the functionality and accessibility that you, your team, and your customers want.