Websites are unfortunately prone to security risks and if your website is not secure then hackers or criminals can target your website and exploit weaknesses.
At the very minimum, your website should be HTTPS. Traditionally HTTPS was used by eCommerce websites or anyone accepting online payments to ensure sensitive, confidential information such as payment details were sent securely (encrypted) to prevent them from being stolen in malicious hacking exploits.
Improving online security has become increasingly important in recent years and Google has been at the forefront, HTTPS is now one of the over 600 ranking factors and sites which are not HTTPS will generate a warning when the users click from the search engine results pages of Google.
HTTPS gives you more trust, more transparency, improved conversion rates, more traffic and peace of mind you and your customers are more secure.
Once the basic is undertaken, it’s then about securing your actual website. For example each week, Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing. If you are serious about your website, then you need to pay attention to the WordPress security.
Contact us for a security audit and to discuss your options.