Security and privacy have been popular topics in the last few years. There’s enough espionage and high profile data leaks that the news starts to almost sound redundant. In an environment like this, it’s no wonder that security is a high priority on everyone’s mind. This is no different for those of us in the business of building things for the internet.
And that’s for good reason. According to the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors, it’s estimated that malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 and $109 billion in 2016.
With that knowledge, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your site is secure. But making your site secure is something that’s far more easily said than done, and although many hosting providers provide certain levels of security, the burden remains on the customer to ensure that their site is not allowing unauthorized access. With Shifter, that’s a process that we’ve worked to simplify, keeping the burden of security on the architecture itself and not the users.
There are a few ways that Shifter is inherently secure.
Shifter will only run WordPress when a site administrators or editors need them. That means that there’s no way to access vulnerable plugins or .
SSL is included standard with every site on Shifter, ensuring that all your sensitive data remains encrypted at no extra cost.
With security features included, there’s no need set anything up. All of these features come standard.
Considering security is always a decision that must be weighed carefully when choosing a hostng provider. With Shifter, we hope we’ve made that decision an easy one.