When installing WordPress through cPanel, there are new options available which can assist in keeping your fresh installation secure.
Within cPanel, click on the ‘Softaculous’ tool and select the WordPress option. When you install it, at the bottom of the installation page, you will see new auto-install options.
You can now include the Limit Login Attempts plugin with the installation and you can have WordPress auto-update when new versions come out.
As well, you can disable the update notifications we send out to alert you that a new update is available if you want WordPress to auto-update on its own.