Drupal: trends and cybersecurity for 2022

May 13, 2022

Tags: Technologies, Tech Trends

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Drupal is one of the most versatile CMS of today and with which many of the web pages that we visit daily are built. As per the definition given on its official website, “Drupal is content management software. It is used to create many of the webs and applications of daily use”.


With a flexible and modular system, Drupal has managed to impress developers when they have to design a web page that is easy to use for the common user.


Like all CMS, it is quite vulnerable to hacks or flaws in web pages based on it, so we present some of the cybersecurity trends for CMS in 2022 and which of them can benefit your project.


Drupal and how CMS are vulnerable in their security


According to the latest Sucuri research report, payment card fraudsters are becoming more common in exploit kits affecting Drupal and WordPress websites, and attackers are spending more time customizing them to avoid detection.


“Unlike most compromises we see, skimming or scamming attacks are more often targeted than opportunistic,” the company added, saying they expect these attackers to play an even bigger role in website infections. in 2022, so developers need to be vigilant and attack the issue in a timely manner.


In the investigation carried out by the Sucuri team, they concluded that:


  • At least 60% of infected environments had a website backdoor. PHP malware is also common to find, such as bank data stealers, logins or redirectors.
  • Another popular way to wreak havoc on website cybersecurity was by introducing a malicious administrator and thereby maintaining access to compromised sites.
  • Reinfections on websites became common.
  • SEO spam continues without end, but this time it was overtaken by website crypto-mining malware.
  • 7.39% of websites contained some form of phishing content, typically phishing landing pages.


Tips to avoid cybersecurity threats


Creators and administrators of websites with CMS, such as Drupal, can follow these tips to avoid cybersecurity threats:


  • Update the CMS, plugins, themes, and extensions on a regular basis or opt for an automatic update.
  • When discovering a vulnerability, you must react quickly and repair it in the components where it was detected.
  • Uninstall all packages that are useless, especially those that are no longer supported.
  • Use up-to-date security plugins to complement website defense systems.
  • Secure administration panels and have unique and complex passwords, in addition to integrating authentication factors.
  • Use an updated firewall and avoid attempts to attack the website.


What can Drupal offer for the development of a web page?


As a modular CMS, Drupal has several features that make it ideal for creating a user-friendly web page where information will be added on a daily basis. Among these functionalities, the following stand out:


  1. Excellent content handling
  2. Taxonomy (the science of classification) to organize content
  3. Flexible navigation system
  5. Internal seeker
  6. Content listings
  7. Contact forms
  8. WYSIWYG editor
  9. Good experience in content creation.
  10. User interface and content in multiple languages
  11. User Management
  12. Accessibility
  13. Responsive design


At Rootstack we have several experts in this powerful CMS who have been able to solve the technical problems presented by our international clients. If you want to be part of this team and have the necessary skills, click here to get to know yourself better.


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