Via Kinsta, the one-stop website for what you need to know about WordPress:
“Is WordPress Secure? The first question you’re probably wondering, is WordPress secure? For the most part, yes. However, WordPress usually gets a bad rap for being prone to security vulnerabilities and inherently not being a safe platform to use for a business. More often than not this is due to the fact that users keep following industry-proven security worst-practices. Did you know that 83% of WordPress sites are vulnerable to hacker attacks?
WordPress sites hosted by Kinsta are automatically secured.”