At the very least, your site could be blacklisted by Google and you could lose the trust of your readers. On the other end of the spectrum, you could be at risk for some serious legal and financial troubles.
Cleaning up a website that has been hacked is a nightmare of recoding and rebuilding, which will cost you a great deal of time and money.
Protecting your WordPress site also makes sense from a legal standpoint. Remember, hackers always have an ulterior motive. They are trying to steal information, gain clicks to links, and promote their own agendas.
If your site becomes vulnerable to a hacker’s attack, you are suddenly a part of these illegal activities and could be held liable. Or, if privacy information, like customer payment information, is stolen from your site by hackers, then you as the website owner will be held liable. This could cost you thousands of dollars in penalties and legal fees.
It just takes a little bit of ‘know-how’ to put the correct settings, safeguards, and plugins into place. With a few basic concepts and settings, your site will be safe from anyone trying to do you harm.
These security skills will help you regardless of the type of WordPress site you run. It doesn’t matter if you have a WordPress site for your small business or simply a well-trafficked blog. Either way, learning about WordPress security is a smart and easy step to secure your website.
Injected code with viruses,
Stolen passwords and credit card numbers,
And much more.
Remember, whenever your site is infected with malware, Google will flag your site as “unsafe.” Then, they will show all future visitors a warning before navigating to your URL. As you can imagine, this will deal a serious blow to the trust your site visitors hold for your website. Not only that, you will no longer show up in Google searches and will be disqualified for Google Ads.
Just to give you an idea, in November of 2020, Google reported over 3 million warnings each week to website browsers. If your site ends up on this blacklist, it will cost you site visitors and money.
You can keep your site safe by taking action today to protect your WordPress site for the future
If you’re ready to take action and arm yourself against a WordPress hacker, then you’re probably wondering where to start. You’ll want to find a well-respected resource that can provide you with step-by-step instructions.
One of the best ways to make sure your site is secure is by working with a trained cyber security professional. This way, they can advise you on exactly what settings and plugins you’ll need for your site.
This can be expensive though.
Many cyber security professionals would charge thousands of dollars for their time just to consult on projects like this.
Then, there’s the second option – you try to set everything up yourself!
If you are a DIY WordPress warrior, you’ve probably tried your best to set up the site so that it operates well and keeps your information secure.
You may rely on a plugin to solve your problems, but a good security plugin is expensive. Plus, do you really know how it works or if it protects your data?
How do you know if you set everything up correctly? Did you do enough? The only way you’ll know you missed a step is after an attack has occurred.
Then, it’s too late.
Your best option…
There’s a third option you might consider. It’s an online course where you will learn directly from a trained cyber security professional. You’ll watch step-by-step demonstrations that teach you how to configure your own WordPress site so that it’s safe and secure.
You’ll also be a part of a learning community with access to the course instructor for questions and help should you need it.
That’s exactly what our newest Cyberkraft WordPress Security Course achieves. Our lead instructor, Dennis Kraft, uses his 12 years of cyber security work with top government agencies to walk you through the best ways to secure your WordPress site.
From navigating through your dashboard, to setting up comment restrictions, and even installing the right plug-ins – he can help you make all of the right decisions about the security of your website.
The Cyberkraft WordPress Security Course is divided up into 14 lessons. Each one covers a specific skill with demonstrates done on an actual WordPress site. You’ll see, in real time, as Dennis installs new plug-ins, sets up comment blacklisting, and configures the demo site so it is safe from hackers.
This course contains over two and an half hours of HD video. You’ll be able to access this video content on any smart device whether you’re at home or on-the-go.
If you’re ready to get started, you’ll be granted access to our innovative training platform. From there, you can easily go through the lessons at your own pace. Ask questions along the way and use our WordPress Configuration Guide to set up the security settings for your own WordPress site.
Since this course is 3 hours in length, you could easily do 30 minutes per day and have the entire course complete in one week. Or, if you’d rather, just grab a hot drink and a notepad and get the entire course done in one afternoon.
After you sign up for the Cyberkraft WordPress Security Course, you will automatically become a member of our Cyberkraft training community. This means you’ll have full access to all of the free video trainings and articles we release each month.
You’ll have lifetime access to this WordPress Security Course along with all future updates and additions added in the future. Cyber security is an evolving field and we are constantly making improvements and adding material to all of our courses. As a Cyberkraft member, you’ll have full access to all of these valuable materials with your one-time purchase.
Plus, you’ll have access to us!
Here at Cyberkraft, we truly believe this is a community. We welcome any questions you have about the material. Dennis is available for one-on-one questions so you can be sure you are understanding and applying the lessons correctly to your own site
Here at Cyberkraft, we truly believe this is a community. We welcome any questions you have about the material. Dennis is available for one-on-one questions so you can be sure you are understanding and applying the lessons correctly to your own site.
We’ll even provide you with a digital badge for your social media profile and website so you can prove your mastery of WordPress Security fundamentals to your clients.