June 17, 2024

Securing your WordPress website is an aspect you can’t ignore unless you want to expose your customers’ data and online safety. What’s more, compliance maintenance regarding relevant standards and regulations should be a priority, too. In fact, security monitoring and compliance often go hand in hand, with equal importance.

Implementing both of these can be a challenge, though, especially when you have lots of sites to manage. However, with the Kinsta API’s multitude of endpoints, you have programmatic access to our secure site hosting, which you can further automate and work with.

For this post, we’ll explore how you can leverage the Kinsta API to strengthen your WordPress security and how you can potentially go further than what the MyKinsta dashboard provides.

We’ll also cover your site’s ongoing data compliance strategy. Once we explore the capabilities of the Kinsta API, you’ll get a practical walkthrough of how to integrate security monitoring and compliance into your WordPress workflow.

Understanding continuous security monitoring and compliance

Your website has immense value to certain groups. Malicious users don’t see your products and services—they see data and opportunities to gain. In 2022, SiteLock found that the average site suffered around 100 attacks every day.

As such, monitoring your security on a continuous basis while also checking your level of compliance is vital. Malicious intent is dynamic, which means you need to assess, track, and address your security provisions on an ever-evolving basis. For example, the OWASP Top 10 monitors which types of malicious attacks are the most popular, and this list changes at every survey.

There are plenty of other reasons why you’d want to implement continuous security monitoring, too:

  • You can be proactive when it comes to identifying and responding to potential threats.
  • Regular monitoring means your site security remains strong and focused on protection.
  • You’re able to ensure consistent and up-to-date compliance with typical industry standards and data protection guidelines.
  • At a core level, you can reduce the risk of ‘leaking’ data from your site and eroding your reputation.

For WordPress websites, your monitoring and compliance strategy has even greater importance and challenges:

  • WordPress offers inherent security, but the platform has a target on its back, thanks to its market share.
  • Of course, there’s the complexity of the theme and plugin ecosystems to also monitor.
  • If you run multiple sites, you need to ensure a consistent and reliable monitoring strategy is in place.
  • Integrating security monitoring seamlessly into existing development workflows

The good news is that you can easily integrate security monitoring into your existing workflow and combine it with WordPress update notifications. Even better, you can control this through the Kinsta API.

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