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The Importance of Updating Your Website: How to Keep Your Business Safe from Cybercriminals with Rock Solid Marketer

Updated: Dec 24, 2023

In 2020, cybercrime activity reached an all-time high. Despite the gradual return to normalcy, it is essential not to let your guard down. Research shows that criminal activity continues to grow in sophistication, and businesses must be vigilant. Criminals use various methods to gain access to personal and business information, sales data, and tools. Many businesses have been compromised because they failed to keep their websites and plugins updated.

WordPress, the software that powers your website, uses plugins to manage how your website presents information. Sadly, in the past two years, illegal website access has increased by 300%, with roughly 30,000 websites being hacked each day. In most cases, hackers gained access through a vulnerability in an outdated plugin, leaving the door open to cybercriminals. With the popularity of ransomware attacks, it's critical to secure your website.

It's essential to keep your website up-to-date, including plugins, WordPress version updates, and themes. Failure to update these components is like tying your website's arms behind its back. However, updating isn't always the answer, as plugin developers are not flawless, and updating could cause bugs. In such cases, it's best to roll back to a previous version. Make it a priority to keep your business safe from cybercriminals.

How to Keep Your Business Safe from Cybercriminals

If rolling back is not enough, consider making backups of your website to ensure that your visitors aren't hindered. Ask yourself these questions:

  • How many plugins do you update every week?

  • Has using the rollback feature saved your website from a plugin bug?

  • Have you ever needed to use a backup to restore your website?

If you're worried about the security of your website, our team of digital marketing experts can review your website security, update your plugins, and reduce the possibility of unauthorized access to your site.

Do you need to make your website Rock Solid and keep your business safe from cybercrimals - If you do contact us on 0493 419 306 or email us at

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