December 31, 2019 — We all take shortcuts sometimes. Whether you were swamped with client work and a corner had to be cut, or you’re stretched so thinly trying to wear every hat that something fell through the cracks, we’ve all encountered mistakes we made ourselves. While they’re mostly all forgivable, it becomes a bit of a different issue when a mistake leads to a security concern. In this talk we’ll look at three common security mistakes made by WordPress site owners every day, why they get made in the first place, and how to resolve them.
December 30, 2019 — Vladimír will give a 10-minute preview of common but not often-mentioned mistakes he saw during security scans of WordPress sites, specifically: Username and email leaking, full path disclosures, accessible backups, open .git repositories and DoS capable endpoints. He will also provide tips on how to reduce risks, where it is worth restricting access, how to enable Bcrypt password hashing and 2FA, and what configuration directives you need to check.
December 30, 2019 — Security is hard. And scary. And oh so confusing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With WordPress, the basics are built in and you’re a simple checklist away from hardening your WordPress site like a pro. In this session, Todd will use plain english, entertaining stories and an all encompassing top 10 list to take you from newbie to knowledgeable in less than an hour.
December 19, 2019 — Malicious activity is an unfortunate reality when maintaining a web presence today. Most people involved in the web industry know someone who encountered the aftermath of a disruptive attack–if they haven’t themselves. Because of this, awareness of security best practices is at an all-time high. To many, though, it may not be clear exactly why these measures are important.
To remedy that, we’ll be taking a practical look at what’s actually happening when a website gets attacked, as well as discussing the hows and whys along the way. From understanding why small sites still get hacked, to why password reuse is really as bad as everyone says, we’ll explore the rationale behind the security principles you’re always being told to follow.
December 19, 2019 — As developers, we are capable of many amazing feats. We can create experiences that touch the lives of millions, brings aid to the corners of the world, empowers new businesses and bring a voice to the voiceless. WordPress powers over 30% of the entire web! However with this capability, we must also take on the responsibility for the people, and data, we interact with.
During this session, we’ll discuss how a culture of security can benefit not only your organization but also protect your end users and yes even the world. We’ll look at the ethics of privacy, secure web design and architecture, and the impact our decisions have on the community and our users. Mixed in will be best practices for secure coding, how to manage sensitive data from clients and users, compliance with various regulations and laws around privacy, and how to foster a culture of security even while you manage distributed teams. I’ll share my experiences from almost a decade in Open Source and some of the mistakes and successes I’ve had along the way.
Most of all, as WordPress continues to empower more and more of our digital world, it is up to us to decide as a community how we will use this influence and together we can work to make the world a better and safer place for people no matter where they come from.
December 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.
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.
November 18, 2019 — WordPress è sicuro? Sì, certo! Tuttavia, un’installazione obsoleta di WordPress, con una password debole e plugin mal scelti, è decisamente vulnerabile.
Si dice spesso che “la sicurezza è un processo” e la sicurezza del proprio sito inizia con l’installazione di WordPress. Perché dovresti preoccuparti della sicurezza dal primo giorno, quando il tuo sito è nuovo di zecca e solo tua mamma lo legge? Cosa dovresti fare da solo, mentre il tuo sito cresce, quando non hai (ancora) il budget per assumere un esperto? Come puoi rendere più sicura la navigazione dei tuoi visitatori? Come puoi minimizzare il rischio di essere hackerato?
In questo talk, esaminerò alcune best practice che è possibile implementare per rendere il tuo sito più sicuro e perché dovresti averne cura. Nessuno di questi richiede una singola riga di codice. Tutto ciò di cui hai bisogno è buon senso e una buona comprensione di cosa fare e cosa non fare quando gestisci il tuo sito.
November 10, 2019 — Sometimes the bad guys get in, despite all the protections and precautions. If that happens, there are many techniques that can be used to stop further damage, track down what the intruder did and how they got in. Finally the site needs to be cleaned up and re-opened for visitors. In this talk the most important techniques are presented along with real-life examples when they were used.
October 29, 2019 — You installed a security plugin, and you don’t get much traffic anyway since your business is small…so you don’t need to worry about getting hacked, right?
While there are several good security plugins that are a useful part of a security plan, securing a WordPress site requires more than a plugin. Plugins are handy tools but can give a false sense of security if the entire security landscape is not considered.
You may not have a lot of money to invest, but you can learn a framework and some basic actions to help you get a better grasp on security for your website – and your business.
September 19, 2019 — Ο Νίκος έχει δει τον ιστοχώρο σου. Και σε έχουν χακάρει. Πάνω από μία φορές. Γιατί συμβαίνει αυτό; Δεν έχεις κανένα τεράστιο αποτύπωμα στο Internet. Είναι τα πάντα ανασφαλή; Είναι απάντηση ο μηδενισμός; Ή μήπως τα πράγματα είναι κάπως διαφορετικά και μπορείς κι εσύ να προστατέψεις τον ιστοχώρο σου και τον ιστοχώρο του πελάτη σου χωρίς να φας τα νιάτα σου και χωρίς να ξοδέψεις μια περιουσία;