1. Protect your login by using strong passwords.
Even when not required, your passwords should have lowercase and capital letters, numbers, and special characters. If you think you’ll have a hard time remembering your passwords, consider using a password manager like Dashlane or LastPass.
2. Install security patches on your computer when they become available.
Especially when they’re labeled “critical.”
3. Use antivirus software to scan regularly for malware.
That means at least once a month, if not daily. Scan for threats immediately if your computer or apps seem to be misbehaving (running slowly, coming up with error messages, stalling, giving you the blue screen of death, etc.).
4. Hide your domain registration info with ID Protect.
You can read more about this safety measure in our last newsletter.
5. Backup your website, protect that data in storage, and update WordPress plugins.
Perform backups and updates yourself, or have us take care of them for you as a regular part of our Annual Security Management services.