It was Monday morning and I was on a call with a dozen others who are my peers. Each of us helps the small business owner with their businesses in one way or the other. It was at the end of the call and we were each sharing our websites and going over how to make little improvements here and there. Time was running out and there was just enough time for one more website review, I volunteered. As my site was coming up for all to see suddenly the screen turned a maroon red with an outline of a security officer with his hand stretched out and the words of"do not precede malware danger." There was more but I was too horrified to remember precisely what it said. I was concerned on being destroyed plus humiliated that the people on the call had seen me vulnerable, I had spent hours.
I back my blogs using a free plugin WP DB Backup up. I will restore my website to the settings if anything happens. I use my site to be scanned by WP Security Scan plugin that is free and WordPress Firewall to block suspicious-looking asks to fix hacked wordpress site.
I protect an access to important files on the site's server by placing an index.html file in the particular directory, that hides the files out of public view.
Yes, you want to do regular backups of your site. I recommend at least a weekly database backup and a monthly "full" backup. More, if possible. If you make changes and frequent additions to your website, definitely more. If you make changes multiple times every day, or have a community of people that are find here in there all the time, a you can try here backup should be a minimum.
In addition to adding a secret key to your wp-config.php file, also think about changing your user password into something that is strong and unique. A great idea is to avoid phrases, use upper and lowercase letters, and include numbers, although you will be told the strength of your password by wordPress. It's also a good idea to change your password frequently - say once.
These are only some. Thing is that they don't require much time to perform. These are easy options, which can be carried out.