August 5, 2017 — Ransomware. Viruses. Data breaches. Phishing emails. Website defacement. Ad network hijacking. These are just some of the cyber threats that everyone needs to be aware of and on guard against in the second quarter century of the World Wide Web.
The Internet can be incredibly useful, but it’s also home to many bad neighborhoods and bad actors. Learn how to factor security into your choices for web hosting, browsing, payment processing, themes, and plugins — and how to secure the desktop and mobile operating systems you already use.
By changing your defaults, you’ll be much better protected against the hive of scum and villainy on the Internet that would do you harm.
July 17, 2017 — “Are we giving too much information away?
As we adopt use of technology into our daily routines, it’s easy to forget that our blogs and connected social media posts sometimes reach a wider audience than we mean them to. Updates intended for friends, family, and coworkers may seem innocuous enough, but often leak private information that hackers can use to invade our privacy and steal important data.
In this presentation I will discuss ways in which we can become more aware of our vulnerabilities online, and make recommendations on how to avoid some common pitfalls.
June 29, 2017 — This talk will be a pragmatic approach to security for WordPress websites. I will be discussing the most common successful attack vectors seen every day, and explain how one can easily defend against them using reason and logic. The solutions provided are going to be actionable for anyone (WordPress or not) and the solutions will not be to “install this plugin”.
June 23, 2017 — In this session, Michael Cremean has also volunteered to show us the most important aspects of security when it comes to WordPress. There will be a lot of noteworthy mentions in this session. Bring something to take notes with people!
June 22, 2017 — Reports show that WordPress is the most hacked platform on the web. But that doesn’t mean your site has to be hacked too. In fact, keeping WordPress safe is pretty easy. After a decade of hosting and maintaining WordPress sites at illuminea, many of which are highly targeted by hackers and have even been shared on the dark web, we’ve had to learn how to keep them secure without going crazy. We’ve found that there are a few simple measures that site owners can take that cover 90% of the security issues. We’ll also look at tools and tweaks that can harden and protect your sites even more. Most of these steps can be implemented by beginner users, while some need more experience.
June 21, 2017 — People often ask “how do I make my site secure?”, as if security is some magic dust you sprinkle on top and poof, now you’re secure! In this talk, you will learn that security is a process and a mindset, not merely a plugin that you install. You’ll then learn how to best protect your sites and yourself from the multitude of threats they face on the Wild Wild Web.
June 20, 2017 — Shivam is a Senior Software Engineer with BlogVault. He spends most of his time glued to a computer writing codes directly/indirectly related to WordPress.
WordPress is huge. One of the greatest things about WordPress is that it’s open source; which also means that it is really well understood. WordPress powers more than 25% of the web and it’s steadily moving towards the 30% mark. Thousands of third-party plugins and themes are available. All these points that make WordPress great, also make WordPress extremely vulnerable to hacking. Also, the scale and complexity of WordPress provides for a large attack surface.
June 19, 2017 — Learn some quick WordPress security measures and policies that do not require any programming knowledge.
Initial Setup Configuration
Secure Login Form
Plugin To Help Secure Your Website
June 2, 2017 — WordPress is one of the most used content management systems in the world. Which also, inconveniently, makes it one of the most-targeted CMS’ for hackers. You know you should keep WordPress core, plugins, and themes up-to-date, but what else can you do to protect your system?
Join Sarah as she walks through some of the best practices for securing WordPress and explore the resources available to secure a site, especially if you’re maintaining or hosting sites for your clients. How do you reduce your security risks, so you have less headache over time, ensuring you don’t have nasty surprises, and can keep your clients happy.