I recommend running ithemes Security and WordFence together…
You’ll also want the WordFence Assitant!
For the best in Self Maintenance, I recommend The Fabrica Dashboard with the default dashboard widgets re-enabled.
I also recommend the Wapuu Dashboard Pet to round out your ‘self-care’ system.
I know you’re going to want to optimize your web site for the Search Engines.
Yoast is your friend here but remember… Content is King! Get your content up and let Yoast ‘fuss’ at you about what it wants. Yoast is right but ‘Content is King’!
With WordPress and Yoast you’ll have what you need to create a site and get ‘the word out’.