I'm building a website that will have statistics based on user activity on the website (online votes and views etc). People will have to pay to view those stats.
I am utilising wodpress features such as custom fields and options to store the "numbers".
Now I'm thinking about the security of those numbers.
Will using my own custom database tables(or linking to another database) for storing the numbers instead of WordPress features provide more flexibility in protecting the numbers?
When I say flexibility, I mean are there more methods for more security compared to just using WordPress core tables. I also plan to create an app that uses the numbers in future.