As you are surely aware the entire world is in crisis mode as we respond to the threats of the COVID-19 virus. The future is uncertain, people are panicking, and more and more companies are asking employees to work from home.
As if all of this isn’t already enough to worry about, we now must deal with an uptick in cybercriminal activity. Due to the economic impact of the virus, we are seeing a significant increase in hacker activity by those looking to capitalize off the misfortune of others.
In response to this, we are taking some measures to make sure our clients stay safe during these already difficult times. The following are some precautionary measures we are taking for our clients:
- Increased backup frequency of database and file structures and storing them securely in a cloud-based location
- More frequent security scans of your website. This means we are actively checking for any breaches that could result in problems.
- More frequent checks for plugin and WordPress core updates. This will make sure security patches are applied as quickly as possible when available.
- Hardening of your website installation. This means we are taking active measures to lock down your website and make it harder for hackers to breach.
Some Additional things to consider:
This is a good time to increase your overall awareness when it comes to online security. If you receive ANY emails with links in them that look at all questionable please do NOT click on them. If at any point you think it may be a legitimate email, but you have some doubt you should contact the sender directly to clarify whether the email is safe.
Has the COVID-19 Virus Impacted Your Operations?
If the virus has resulted in closures, change in hours, shipping delays or any other impacts to your business we are here to help. We can work with you to put up a splash page on your website that will notify customers of such changes or update hours of operation on your site.
How else can we help?
Need general changes to your website, want to start selling via e-commerce, offer gift cards, or need assistance in other areas? Let us know.
Together – but from a distance – we can get through this.
Is your WordPress website be actively managed and secured?
If not, get in touch with us and we can discuss the different WordPress maintenance packages we offer for small and mid-sized organizations.