Safety Measures and Recommended Practices

We want to share with you some recommended safety measures below to help reduce the risk of hacks to any emails, passwords, data, and website information. Cyber attacks are almost inevitable, however, we can put practices in place that will significantly reduce the vulnerability to those attacks.

Strong Password:

Using a strong password is important in protecting your accounts. We recommend updating your password quarterly and using a computer-generated password. Click here for a link to one we use often.

Password Protection:

It is crucial that you do not share any passwords over email, instead use an encrypted message or a service like dead-drop.me.

Admin Users:

Your website hosted on WordPress offers 5 tiers of user access including, administrators, editors, authors, contributors, and subscribers. We recommend that few have administrative access to reduce the chances of a hacked user account. We also recommend that these added users are reviewed regularly to determine who still needs to have access to the website.

Contact Forms:

After a form has completed its purpose please download all data from the entries before deleting the form. The contact form should be removed from the site after the intended use to reduce the risk of spam and hacking attempts.

Data Handling:

When you collect any data the privacy of those entries falls into your responsibility, if there is personally identifiable information, HIPAA violations, or entries from persons underage the requirements of data are unique.

WordFence Security:

We have added WordFence Security to all of the sites that we manage. WordFence provides a level of security that does a multitude of things. WordFence Security checks for spam, blocks any attempt to access the site, scans for Malware on the site, alerts us with vulnerabilities through plugins, checks for password strength, and alerts us with any attempts of file changes

Past Employees:

We recommend that after any employees leave the company you change the passwords to their email addresses, and access to WordPress, Google Drive, and any other accounts that may need to have restrictive access.

Two-Factor Authentication:

Adding Two Factor Authentication to your social media platforms, or as a WordPress user essentially reduces the risk when it comes to compromised passwords. It provides a layer of protection as hackers try to forge their way into your site.