Content Management Systems are powerful tools which simplify the creation and management of websites and have helped in the explosion of personal websites, blogs or businesses creating their own websites internally but with simplicity comes responsibility and risks.
There are many techincal aspects to security which remain hidden in these cases. Globally, security is an ever increasing concern for website owners and not activity managing your site brings significant risks to your business and reputation online.
For most blogs, personal websites and small to medium sized businesses, the websites are on Shared Hosting Platforms or in the cloud with the website owner only having responsibility for the website and the software / scripts used within it.
This is great as it significantly reduces the complexity of website ownership but it does not reduce the risks of being hacked. If anything, the ease of setting up a website and installing scripts increases risks as security aspects of the website remain unknown or not thought of.
Focusing on the website, there are three distinct areas where security can be lacking but there is an important forth which you may not expect but remains a major contributor to websites being hacked;
Websites can never be 100% hack proof but a maintained website with active defenses and monitoring will significantly reduce the risks of being hacked.
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