Past Meetup

Web Security and SEO Mythbusting at July's Staffs Web Meetup

This Meetup is past

34 people went

Entrust, Room G05

The Riverway Centre Riverway · Stafford

How to find us

Head through the main entrance, if locked text 07827885171 and someone will let you in. Look out for the pink flag at the bottom of the corridor. If you can’t find us, tweet @staffsWebMeetup for help.

Location image of event venue

Details

Join us for July's Staffs Web Meetup. This month, we have two talks lined up on web security and web marketing.

There's lots of free parking on the Entrust site. We're a short walk from the town centre and train station.

Thanks to our sponsors – Codeweavers ( https://codeweavers.net ) and Kanuka Digital (https://www.kanukadigital.com).

Schedule
---
6pm - 7pm
People arrive

7pm - 7:30pm
Going to the dark side, they have cookies
Tim Nash ( https://twitter.com/tnash )

Everyone should be a little bit worried about security of their site, and at conferences lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this talk Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective.

We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analysing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done.

Each step we can analyse what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site.

7:30pm - 8pm
SEO Mythbusting: Our 5 Most Common Misconceptions
Chris Munday (https://twitter.com/ChrisMunday)

Being relatively new to client side digital marketing means I’m witnessing for the first time the initial flurry of questions that we’re peppered with during on-boarding.

And while SEO has come a long way since the black hat, link farming days which focused on quick wins and short term planning, some misconceptions have survived, particularly with businesses that are not traditionally found online.

Here are 5 of the most common questions and misconceptions put to us from clients, with some fixes and solutions for dealing with them.

8pm - 8:20pm
Break, chat & drink!

8:20pm - 8:45pm
Open Discussion

Our interpretation of Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/), a fast-paced open discussion. Using sticky notes, people post questions or topics. People vote and then we discuss them, most popular first.

8:45pm - 9pm
Raffle

Food/dietary requirements
---
Each meetup has a buffet, including vegetarian options. If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

Children welcome
---
Under 18's are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.