a 48-Hour Head Start In The Race To Secure Your WordPress Website

Interested in Market Street’s WordPress website admin services for your website? Get in touch.

Any good WordPress website administrator is always striving to improve their ability to monitor your website for vulnerabilities and find them before they become a problem.

Recently one of my favorite security tools, iThemes Security Pro, made a significant improvement in their ability to identify threats to a WordPress website. They have integrated their vulnerability scanning component with Patchstack’s Threat Feed.

By doing this we now have a way to “get ahead of the hackers”. How? Patchstack’s Threat Feed provides a 48-hour advance warning before newly discovered WordPress software, plugin, or theme vulnerabilities are made public.

This 48-hour window of time allows us to intelligently determine how to address any newly discovered issue on your website before the vulnerability becomes widely known. Hopefully, even before hackers learn how to exploit the issue.

Don’t Worry

If you are a Market Street WordPress Website admin subscriber, then your website has been setup for automatic updates to plugins, themes, and WordPress core software. These are performed daily, with security updates being applied twice daily.

Additionally, backups are automatically done prior to any update, just in case something unexpected happens. It is rare, but, sometimes an update causes a conflict with other software and needs to be undone.

Market Street uses iThemes as a part of our security toolkit. So, if a security threat is identified by Patchstack’s Threat Feed and if there is no security update available, we should have a 48-hour head start. We can use this time to take whatever action is appropriate to safeguard your website against the newly discovered vulnerability.

Market Street’s mission is to take the technical administrative headaches out of your way, so you can enjoy doing whatever you do best (ie: probably anything other than WordPress website administration). 🙂

*** Icon in the Featured Image: “Security” by Eucalyp from Noun Project, (CCBY3.0). ***

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We will get you noticeably better results. We can teach you how to properly make new content and perform routine maintenance on your various Internet properties, or we can do it for you.

If you want, our Online Business Management service will manage your online presence for you, maintain social media, do content updates & creation, website software updates and maintenance.

Who We Help

We focus on small to mid-size organizations.  Past examples have been a 1-person entrepreneur growing their retirement nest egg, small town communities, school districts, churches, non-profit organizations, and a nationwide organization with 100 people on staff.

If you don’t have an in-house expert, we want to help – Market Street is here for you.

What We Do

Our online business management services, in-depth training, coaching and comprehensive real-world consulting will help you grow, adapt online, work smarter and more efficiently and effectively.

Market Street also makes easy-to-use and highly effective websites that help you get the word out and engage with your audience. Your content can be text, photos, graphics, audio recordings, and even videos.

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Market Street has 25+ years of experience consulting in the tech world and online marketing.  We know how to manage the numerous behind the scenes details to get you better results.

We are always learning, reading and researching, testing and trying out new strategies, tactics, processes, software and solutions so you don’t have to.

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Author:  Scott Cannon

Helping NPOs & businesses for over 30 years as a technology consultant. I now focus on helping people use their website and social media more efficiently and effectively.

I've been told that I'm friendly, helpful and honest to a fault. I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't heard it myself.   :-)

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