January 15, 2020 — November 9th, 2018 – There’s a lot of talk about website security, keeping sites updated and making sure passwords are strong, etc. These techniques might be great for your site itself but aren’t helping your privacy or your users and, in the right circumstances, can leave your fancy new passwords and other data open to anyone who might be listening. We’ll look beyond passwords and updates at ways to protect your privacy, your users’ privacy and the data that is sent to and from our own sites as well as those we use every day.
January 23, 2019 — We’ll break down what it really means to protect sensitive information that gets transferred through a website and what happens once it reaches its destination. How does enabling HTTPS have an effect on the overall security of your website? or does it?
August 9, 2018 — Better Put An “S” On It
The Why, What and How of implementing SSL on your site.
May 5, 2018 — Vou falar sobre como funciona a implantação de SSL em sites WordPress utilizando três projetos open source: Let’s Encrypt, EasyEngine e WP-CLI.
November 16, 2017 — Hosting providers are as numerous as the stars, and what they offer can be just as varied. Learn some lingo and evaluate what your unique needs are to choose the solution that not only gives you the POWER to run your website, but the peace of mind to sleep at night. I will not be “naming names” but supplying information for what you should be looking for!
October 26, 2017 — Nessa palestra, vou falar sobre como funciona a implantação de SSL em sites WordPress utilizando três projetos open source: Let’s Encrypt, EasyEngine e WP-CLI.
September 28, 2017 — ニーズが増えている常時SSL化。WordPressでの手順や、実際に行う際の確認ポイント、WordPressには直接かかわらないけれども解決する必要のある周辺の問題などピックアップします。また、無停止で移行する際の手順の例も紹介します。
August 31, 2017 — Did you know that data entered into a website form is often passed across the Internet in plain text? Sensitive information such as addresses, credit card numbers, or other personal data is vulnerable to being intercepted by clever yet malicious trolls. SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a security technology that encrypts data passed between a web server and a browser, rendering sensitive data into a garbled hodgepodge of meaningless character strings. Using SSL to serve up your content can give you (and your users) peace of mind. It can also greatly impact how Google ranks your site. This presentation will go over the fundamentals of SSL and demonstrate real-world methods for its implementation on WordPress installations.
June 2, 2017 — Chris is a developer for UF Health at the University of Florida who has been working on WordPress since 2008. Over the years Chris built one of the largest security plugins on WordPress.org as well as numerous other plugins, themes and other solutions.
His talk was on practical encryption that covers the basics of what encryption is, what it does and how it can be used in some of our every day communications.
May 7, 2017 — On December 3rd, 2015 a service called Let’s Encrypt entered its public beta. Backed by several major sponsors, the service caught on quickly. As of summer 2016, more than 5 million SSL certificates had been issued by Let’s Encrypt, nearly four million of which were active and unexpired.
If you are not familiar, Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, open certificate authority that allows users to encrypt the data flowing to and from their websites easily and for free. The goal of Let’s Encrypt is to make data transfer over the internet secure by default. Towards that end, they have invested a considerable amount of time and energy in making it easy for users of all stripes to secure the data flowing in and out of their websites.
You may have already considered encrypting your website before — perhaps to perform better in search engines, or to gain the ability to accept payments on your website. Regardless of whether you’ve considered enabling SSL on your website or not, the goal of this talk is to demonstrate why encryption on your website matters. We will look at some practical examples and live demos of what data can be stolen from your website, even if you are using an encrypted wifi connection. Likewise, we’ll talk about how encryption of all websites — whether they’re dealing with sensitive information or not — makes the web a safer place for all of us.
Last, of course, we will look at how you can get started with Let’s Encrypt on your website. We’ll review the options available to you on common hosting providers, as well as walk through the steps for how you can set this up for yourself, if you have administrative access to your server.
If you already have Let’s Encrypt enabled on your site, this talk may be basic for you (although we’ll do a few cool demos that make for great party tricks, so feel free to stop by).
If you’ve never accessed your hosting provider’s website admin area (CPanel, Plesk, etc), this talk might be a bit hard for you to follow (although you should totally come and ask questions both during the presentation and after).
If you have a website and you’ve thought about enabling SSL on it but you just haven’t gotten around to it yet, this talk will be perfect for you. By the end of this presentation, you should not only know how to enable encryption on your website, but you will understand why it’s so important that you do.
It sounds like an intimidating topic, but we can do this. Come on and let’s encrypt!