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3 things to watch when it comes to your credit union website’s cybersecurity

written by: uncommn

As a credit union leader, you value your members’ privacy and security. With nearly 78% of the population preferring to bank online vs. a brick-and-mortar branch, having a website that looks good, performs well, and is secure is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity. 

Take a look at your current credit union website. More than likely, your website is protected by an SSL certificate – also known as the padlock at the top of your web browser’s address bar. But, what other means of protecting your website is your current website provider taking to keep you and your members protected from cyber-attacks? 

Look at your website’s Content Management System (or CMS)

There’s a wide array of Content Management Systems to choose from. WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and Joomla are just a few. However, not all CMSs’ are created equal. As the preferred web development partner for innovative credit unions, we’ve been building websites with WordPress since 2017. Whether it’s for the user-friendly interface, the flexibility, or the ease of updating, there’s a reason 43% of websites on the Internet are built using WordPress. 

Security Is the Number 1 Priority

We are always proactive when it comes to website security rather than reactive. We’re proud to host our websites with WPEngine, a WordPress-dedicated server. The team at WPEngine is constantly auditing, analyzing, and updating their systems to ensure our credit union websites are safe and free from vulnerabilities. And, all of that hard work pays off. To date, a server with WordPress Enterprise has never been hacked, according to WordPress. In 2022, WPEngine blocked more than 26 BILLION attacks, with a team of dedicated professionals constantly analyzing any potential risks while remaining SOC-2 compliant.

Updates Shouldn’t Be Ignored

While we may be tempted to hit “update later” on our phones or computers, making updates to your website should never be put off. Why? 70% of sites that are infected with Malware are because they are not updated to the latest plugins/themes and WordPress versions. But, this isn’t another task that will be added to your plate. With an uncommn-managed website, we’ll always take the necessary steps to ensure your website is running with the most up-to-date tools. 

We’re all about trust. Our clients trust us to keep their websites secure, and we trust WordPress to help us keep your website up to date for a delightful, stress-free experience. As the preferred web development partner for innovative credit unions seeking to control their online presence, we want you to know that control includes security. What kind of control do you have over your website?

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.


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