Why You Should Be Logging ALL Your Website Security Activity!!
Security logging should be an essential part of your WordPress security strategy. But Why?
The following Tip I just received from iThemes WordPress Security: which definitely got my attention, and I’m sure it will also get your attention, if you really care about the safety of your website and your customer data!!
i.e. They mentioned that: Most breach studies show that the time to detect a breach is over 200 days! Which is almost 7 months later !!!
Just think of the amount of damage that could have caused to your Business, your Reputation, and all your data that could be leaked out to who knows who and for whatever reasons…!!!!
‘Cause If it takes this long to discover, there is just no way you can fully recover from the damage…
And as iThemes mentioned, this is mostly due to “Insufficient LOGGING and MONITORING” !!
Here follows an Extract from their article:
As Insufficient logging and monitoring can lead to a delay in the detection of a security breach. Most breach studies show that the time to detect a breach is over 200 days!
That amount of time allows an attacker to breach other systems, modify, steal, or destroy more data. For this reason, “insufficient logging” landed on the OWASP top 10** of web application security risks.
WordPress security logs have several benefits in your overall security strategy, helping you:
- Identity and stop malicious behavior.
- Spot activity that can alert you of a breach.
- Assess how much damage was done.
- Aid in the repair of a hacked site.
If your site does get hacked, you will want to have the best information to aid in a quick investigation and recovery.
**The OWASP Top 10 is a standard awareness document for developers and web application security. It represents a broad consensus about the most critical security risks to web applications. … Companies should adopt this document and start the process of ensuring that their web applications minimize these risks.
If you are feeling very concerned about this situation as I just did when I read this, and you know you don’t have the proper WordPress Security Logging, or don’t even know where to start to set this all up, and how to regularly monitor your site, etc.., please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can help you with this, and we can assist you in helping you to sleep again at night, not having to worry about all the technical issues that are happening in the background of your website, but instead have more time to focus on your business….
Our business is to help you make our business a success..!!