As an Ethical Hacker, I understand the plethora of Website Security risks that make systems vulnerable. I specialise in WordPress Security as I have used it for 15 years and I aim to help businesses reduce their attack surface.
In 3 years online hacking attacks have risen by 758%, so it’s crucial to focus on security, backup strategies and have a hack recovery and malware removal plan in place so you’re ready for when it happens.
Certified Ethical Hacker at Your Service
With my certification in ethical hacking and profound cybersecurity knowledge, I excel in assessing computer system security and identifying website vulnerabilities that lead to hacks. Since January 2004, I have been involved in WordPress Security, ensuring data protection and security patching.
Website Hack Repair Success Rate
So far in my cyber security career, I have fixed over 300 hacked websites and restored them and patched the vulnerabilities.
For data protection I cannot disclose information from past clients, but I can talk in general terms about past experiences. When I am presented with a hacked websites a lot of website hosting companies will decline to help and your website may be taken offline to protect other customers.
“Cyber threats are pervasive and increasingly sophisticated. When successful, they can compromise data, disrupt operations, and damage an organization’s reputation.
This analysis assesses global cybersecurity threat trends that equip leaders with data to help them tailor cyber strategies based on regional and/or country benchmarks. Read the 2023 Global Future of Cyber Survey for more information”Deloitte Cyber Security
Comprehensive Vulnerability Assessment
Identifying vulnerabilities and detecting potential threats are essential steps in strengthening your site against any form of cyber-attacks. This is a critical aspect of cyber security that I specialises in.
I am committed to conducting comprehensive vulnerability assessments to uncover any weak spots that could be exploited by hackers. But our job doesn’t stop there. Once these vulnerabilities are identified, I take a proactive approach to addressing them.
Implementing effective website defence strategies is the only way to help protect your business. These strategies are tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that your site is not only secure, but also resilient against future attacks.
Understanding The Motives Of Website Hackers
Hackers have various motives, from data breach attempts to merely causing disruption. With the rise in security breaches, protecting your website through proactive intrusion prevention is more important than ever.
Quickly Fix Website Vulnerabilities
Common vulnerabilities include SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, and issues caused by security misconfiguration. Addressing these is essential for robust phishing protection and securing your digital presence.
Types of Website Attacks and Prevention Strategies
Knowing the types of attacks, such as malware attacks, password attacks, ransomware attacks, and SQL injection attacks, helps in crafting effective defence strategies. Regular security audits and updates are vital for secure hosting and overall website health.
Ensuring Long-Term Website Security
Employ my expertise in hacked website repair, firewall implementation, and data breach response to fortify your site. With my help, your website can recover from hacks and emerge stronger, ensuring long-term security.
Regularly update and patch all software: This includes the server operating system, any installed applications, and all website components. Updates often include security enhancements and patches for known vulnerabilities.
Use strong, unique passwords: This applies to all aspects of the website, including server access, database access, and admin panels. It is best practice to use a Password Manager to generate and store strong passwords.
Install a reliable website security plugin: Most content management systems offer security plugins which can help protect against common threats.
Regularly backup your website: If your website does become compromised, having a recent backup allows you to easily restore it to a secure state. You should not rely on a website backup from your hosting company, make your own backup and then your hosting company is a second option to restore the website.
Monitor for unusual activity: Regularly check server logs and website activity for any suspicious behavior. You can often set this up to be alerted to everything or get a daily or weekly snapshot, which is more convenient.
Restrict access: Only give admin privileges to those who truly need it. Always follow the principle of Least Privilege where employees only have access to what they need and nothing else.
Use a Web Application Firewall: A WAF can help protect your website from common exploits and attacks at the application level. Most companies will have a dedicated firewall but that only protects access to the server not the website.
Regularly scan for vulnerabilities: There are many tools available that can scan your website for known vulnerabilities. As a busy business owner it can be overwhelming so this is something companies will often pay others to do.
Keep informed about new threats: The world of cyber security is constantly evolving. Stay informed about new threats and how to protect against them. Subscribing to Security RSS feeds or podcasts can be a great way to keep up to date.
Implement two-factor authentication: This adds an extra layer of security by requiring users to verify their identity in two ways before they can log in. Hackers can bypass two factor authentication so multi-factor authentication is often recommended eg (verify via email, account login and a one time passcode).
Regularly remove unnecessary plugins: Old, unused plugins can be a security risk if it’s compromised. Regularly clean up your website and remove anything that’s not needed. This reduces your security attack surface and is good practice to get into. You can do this every month or every quarter.
Educate your team: Everyone who has access to your website should be educated about security best practices and how to avoid common threats. It is everyone’s responsibility to understand security threats and more importantly social engineering.