Why Security Conscious Companies like NASA use WordPress CMS

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WordPress CMS has established itself over the years as the leading CMS of choice of many security conscious companies, be it enterprise or government organisations.

Companies such as NASA, one of the leading technology and science companies and pioneers in developing new technology have chosen WordPress for their website.

There are many reasons why organisations choose WordPress, but the majority choose it primarily because of its rock-solid security.

Big brands that use WordPress

Let’s have a look at the top 10 security-conscious organisations that put their trust and reputation in WordPress:

  1. NASA
  2. The White House
  3. Meta/Facebook
  4. Microsoft
  5. Spotify
  6. US Embassy
  7. TechCrunch
  8. Bloomberg
  9. New York Times
  10. Walt Disney

WordPress powers over 30% of the top 1 million websites

Over 30% of top websites in the world use WordPress. And this number is growing daily.

In fact, roughly every two minutes, another 10 million sites start using WordPress!

The graph below shows the rapid adoption and proliferation of WordPress in the top 1 million sites.

WordPress Usage Statistics

WordPress core has a dedicated security team

Ever since 2003, WordPress has had a dedicated security team on board. The team now consists of around 50 cybersecurity researchers and developers. They work hand in hand to mitigate common security threats and strengthen the core of the CMS. Experts on the team work in the web security industry and often consult with well-known security researchers and hosting companies.

WordPress CMS dedicated security team

The sheer number and scale of the sites using WordPress also ensures that various security teams around the world are constantly checking WordPress’ codebase for any vulnerabilities or known security threats and they deal with them swiftly.

WordPress also has one of the largest open source communities. The WordPress community has a culture of sharing information, learning from each other and contributing back. Many senior developers work on WordPress websites so vulnerabilities get identified and fixed very quickly and WordPress CMS users get an updated version of the software delivered instantly and for free.

Secure solution

In the past, fast adoption indicated that the technology is versatile, easy to use and maintain. However, today, when businesses from all verticals are becoming more and more aware of cybersecurity challenges and risks, high adoption rates indicate one more thing.

They tell us that the solution is secure. Which is why we can see a variety of companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 brands using WordPress to power their websites. It’s a clear signal that WordPress is one of the most secure CMS’s currently available on the market.

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