With all of the great advantages of using a CMS to power your next website, the benefits come with serious security issues that need to be carefully managed.  Typical solutions to the problem … locking down points of entry … tend to defeat the benefits of the open and collaborative environment the CMS is designed to enhance in the first place.

We recommend a number of things to our clients embarking on a new CMS based site, but the first and most important is a plan for much more frequent updates than you are used to.

Make sure there is a disciplined plan to monitor the CMS for these available updates, to implement them, and then to test carefully after installation.

It’s not unreasonable to think in terms of monthly updates with popular CMS’s like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla (75-80% of all CMS based sites).

Making sure you have a plan to handle this work can keep you out of more expensive security issues.


The David K. Burnap Advertising Agency is a full service marketing firm providing a range of marketing services from advertising and branding to media planning, web development and corporate level hosting.


  • in business since 1959
  • currently servicing and supporting clients operating on a regional, national and global basis
  • full service with particular expertise in technology/industrial B2B media planning, complex web development, personalized multi-level email/social campaigns as well as corporate level site and application hosting environments
  • technical competence in basic html as well as the popular CMS’s with an emphasis on Wordpress and Wordpress multi-site networks
  • In depth Exact Target & Salesforce experience


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