The team and the SiteWorks hosting company Sarah Hayes have taken a number of steps to protect SiteWorks sites.

All the sites hosted on the Sarah Hayes server are protected by:

Following discussions with Sarah Hayes we include the Loginizer plugin on all sites to prevent brute force username/password attacks. The SiteWorks configuration plugin enforces strong user passwords.

The Sysadmin team are proactively ensuring that all sites are running the latest versions of all WordPress and related system software.

The SiteWorks plugins have been independently assessed for potential security risks.

The team also monitors the installation of 3rd party plugins on sites. It is important to note that this does not take away the responsibility of Web Managers to make their own security assessment of additional plugins. For more information see Web Manager > Operational Proecedures