Drupal is the popular open-source content management system written in PHP. Although it only powers around 2.5% websites on the web, but it is still important. Many developers use Drupal for their websites. It gets regular security and version updates to add more security and features in this popular CMS. It also has a wide community of developers who contribute on modules and themes. This is why one can easily get free themes and modules to use in the Drupal based website for free. Drupal was developed by considering security and it also gets regular updates to fix known security issues. However, hackers always try to find vulnerabilities in Drupal, its themes or modules to hack into Drupal based websites. It is also a prime target of hackers. Therefore, users who want to use Drupal for their websites must follow security practices to make their website secure. In this article, I will try to cover how to make a Drupal based website secure. I will also add the best security modules available for Drupal.
Like other content management systems, Drupal also offers timely security updates. But there is the possibility of 0-day vulnerabilities and vulnerabilities in modules and themes. Researchers also found that contributed modules are themes have more chances of risk. Most of the times, if there is any big vulnerability, it is due to the contributed module or theme. Core Drupal seems to have less chance of risk. However, it is not possible to use the contributed modules in a project. This is the reason, users must be aware of the security. They must follow the best security practices. Securing a Drupal based website is also very similar to what we do with other kind of websites. Only you have to figure out how to do these security practices things in Drupal.
In this post, I am adding the best security modules available for Drupal. You can install these modules to enhance security of your Drupal based website.