You've just launched your WordPress site and decked it out with all of the best widgets and a nifty theme. Because you've also managed to come up with a decent password, you just assume that your website is secure. Little do you know, this assumption leaves your WordPress site vulnerable to attacks and security breaches.
The holiday season is an important time for many businesses, in particular online retailers. There’s great opportunity for increased sales, increased traffic to your website and overall chaos of the season. The holidays are peak season for increased data and security risks as well as for hackers to target online retailers. Increased traffic levels help disguise hackers from detection and retailers are preoccupied with preparing Black Friday sales or putting final touches on holiday email campaigns.
We would not be able to have the technological convenience that we have today without encryption. Private social media, paying our bills remotely, shopping online - none of these things we take for granted could exist without a way to protect data in transit.
Encryption, of course depends upon encryption keys. The growing complexity and demands of our web environments is forcing us to find better ways to manage these keys. Let us look at the top three reasons why modern websites need secure key management.