Speakers: Steve Schwartz

  • Steve Schwartz: How An Attacker Sees Your Website – A View Through The Eyes of the Hacker

    Steve Schwartz: How An Attacker Sees Your Website – A View Through The Eyes of the Hacker

    WordCamp Raleigh 2019Speaker: Steve Schwartz

    May 10, 2019 — Why would a hacker hack YOUR website? For fun, for glory? Not anymore! Hacking websites is now a monetized criminal enterprise. They don’t care about your website, they care about your website computing resources. Come see what the hacker actually sees. Witness real accounts of your website password being guessed 1000’s of times per minute. See how that guy across from you at Starbucks is watching your web traffic as it floats through the Wi-Fi. See what happens when one of your employees gets tricked into opening that phishing email.

    An understanding of what the bad guys know (and how easy it is for them to operate) will motivate you to take a proactive approach to security prior to a hack – instead of spending tens of thousands to get your data back after the fact. In other words, come get scared straight, you’ll appreciate it later!

  • Steve Schwartz: WordPress Security - You're STILL NOT Doing Enough!

    Steve Schwartz: WordPress Security – You’re STILL NOT Doing Enough!

    WordCamp Greenville 2019Speaker: Steve Schwartz

    April 3, 2019 — You can’t just install a couple of security plugins and call it a day when it comes to safeguarding your WordPress website. Plugins are a great start. The door to your website now has a lock on it. But how about adding a dead bolt? A door chain? A peep hole? Titanium reinforcement? A pet dragon hiding inside? Plugins help with the 5th layer of security. Did you know there are 4 more layers that you are most likely not protecting? Huh? Did he say 4 more? Come learn how to safeguard the other 4 layers so that even with the best of plugins, you drastically reduce your (and your client’s) chances of getting hacked. Just as you would add layers of security to protect your home and family, your WordPress security needs a multi layered approach. Come learn how to build a wall, a moat, and some additional lookout towers to keep the bad guys away from your castle. Oh, and dragons? We’ll talk about them too, if we have time.

  • Steve Schwartz: WordPress Security- beyond the plugins!

    Steve Schwartz: WordPress Security- beyond the plugins!

    WordCamp Atlanta 2018Speaker: Steve Schwartz

    January 24, 2019 — “You can’t just install a couple of security plugins and call it a day when it comes to safeguarding your WordPress website. Plugins are a great start. The door to your website now has a lock on it. But how about adding a dead bolt? A door chain? A peep hole? Titanium reinforcement? A pet dragon hiding inside?

    Just as you would add layers of security to protect your home and family, your WordPress security needs a multi layered approach. Come learn how to build a wall, a moat, and some additional lookout towers to keep the bad guys away from your castle. Oh, and dragons? We’ll talk about them too, if we have time.”

  • Steve Schwartz: Photography for WordPress – Create Beautiful Images for your Websites

    Steve Schwartz: Photography for WordPress – Create Beautiful Images for your Websites

    WordCamp Birmingham 2018Speaker: Steve Schwartz

    January 3, 2019 — Images! We all need them in our WordPress sites to help tell our stories. Where do you get your images? Pay big bucks for stock photography or “borrow” images from the Internet. Neither is the most optimal solution. How about learning how to get out of “auto” mode on that camera you may already have? I can teach you how to shoot products, people, landscapes, and architecture to create stunning images that will add a new dynamic level to your (or your client’s) websites, and other marketing materials.

    Don’t think for a second that you can’t do it. I’ve been teaching kids (and adults alike) for years how to get more out of their cameras’. Come see, you’ll be the envy of your family and friends.