After performing a vulnerability assessment of your WordPress site, you must move on to the next step called “system hardening” (to secure your site).
The type of system hardening is unique, as the same procedure is applied on all WordPress sites regardless of size and criticality!
In the next section you will find a detailed list of individual settings implemented in a standard WordPress system hardening.
SSL certificate encrypts (secure) data transfer between your web server and visitors’ browsers
Setup and configuration of a premium security plugin to protect your site against several threats
Setup and configuration of management software for automatic WordPress system files, theme and plugins updating
Login page’s url is hidden to mitigate brute force attacks
Bad bots scans are automatically banned after repeated attempts
Daily website’s files scanning, reporting any unauthorized changes
Restricted access to xmlrpc interface to prevent hacking attempts
Rest API endpoints access restricted only to authorized users
htaccess custom directives to protect your site against hacking attempts
Setting up HTTP Security Headers to protect the site against hacking attempts
Daily website file scan, looking up for malware installed by any malicious user
Setting up 2-factor user authentication, to strengthen the security of system access
Setting up a password management policy that obliges users to use secure passwords and change them regularly
Setting up wp-config.php salts & keys management, to strengthen passwords integrity
WordPress by default uses a vulnerable password encryption algorithm. We setup a better algorithm to make passwords even more secure.
Setup and configuration of a Premium backup/restore software, to save files and databases in a server in the cloud with strong encryption to protect against tampering
Setup and configuration of a Premium Web Application Firewall (WAF) to protect website against intrusion attempts
Setup and configuration of a CDN (Content Delivery Network) that filters any suspicious traffic and at the same time speeds up content loading (caching feature)
* Initial subscription fee. From the second year, the price is 165 Euro (software license renewal)