If you have a Web site, security is extremely important. The bad guys are trying to hack it, no matter how big your site. Having a few layers of security in place is an absolutely must.
Just over a week ago was WordCamp Phoenix and one of the speakers was Aaron Campbell who is one of the core developers for security in WordPress. He provided a lot of great information and he stressed that you absolutely must have strong passwords that are different on every single site. No matter how good your memory, you will never remember them all. I’ve always relied on Roboform as our method of creating and remembering passwords. I checked with Aaron and he said it is a great option.
Just a few days before that, I was at the GoDaddy Pro Summit and one of the speakers was Tony Perez of Sucuri. To say Tony is very animated when talking about security would be an understatement. I just felt more secure listening to him. Or did I feel more worried about security on my sites? Hmmm, I’ll need to think more about that. Sucuri provides a service to help you protect sites and is something you may want to consider for your sites.
Sucuri recently put out An Introduction to WordPress Security that provides an excellent step-by-step guide about a number of things you can do to make your sites more secure. For those who want help maintaining and security your site, please consider one of our WordPress Maintenance Plans.
Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.