Our Omaha web design and development team builds beautiful websites we hope will be kept updated and secure. Website security is one of our passions; as it helps keeps our websites and customers in business and successful.
Website security is so important to us that we have an entire team dedicated to website hosting and website security.
Many businesses are skeptical of needing additional security for their website. Usually they retort with, “we don’t have anything valuable on our website.” And that seems reasonable, right? The website is not collecting sensitive data or payment information. But hackers are not usually looking for this type of “valuable” information. Instead, they are looking for a clean reputation. It’s not about how popular the website is or if it takes credit card information. A clean website is the perfect place for hackers to host their own malicious content and mount a phishing campaign to collect data from users.
Most of the websites our Omaha web development team builds are in WordPress. And WordPress is vulnerable to these hackers. But, WordPress and most WordPress plugins are being updated on a regular basis to resist these hacking attempts and protect websites and its visitors. WordPress and WordPress plugins do not update automatically, and require manual work to protect against the most recent threats.
It’s the recommendation of our Omaha web hosting team to update often. So often that we offer a website security package, through which we will update WordPress and plugins the day an update is released. Taking this small step to secure your website will save you hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dollars and will protect your website visitors from phishing campaigns.
So, while your website may not be collecting valuable information, and may only be a static, your website is not immune to attacks. Be educated and be proactive!