Today, with the proliferation of open-source technologies like WordPress people around the world are able to quickly establish a virtual presence with little to no cost.
In the process however, a lot is being lost in terms of what it means to own a website. We are failing each other, we are not setting ourselves up for success. We are learning the hard way what large organisations already learned – being online is a responsibility and will eventually cost you something.
Steven Watts of WP Shrug (https://www.wpshrug.com/) has kindly volunterred to talk around the motivations behind hackers and what the impacts of these hacks are to your website and your business.
Simon Bragg of Sibra (http://sibra.co.uk/) will talk about WordFence. Everyone welcome to contribute.
FYI Mossack Fonseca of Panama Papers fame, was hacked because they didn't update their Revolution Slider for about 3 years. So, a well known bug in an early version allowed a hacker to access Wordpress, and then gain control of their server. Unfortunately, they also kept all their client documents on this server.
• Everyone introduces themselves: 20 seconds max mainly about involvement with wordpress.
• Up to four 3 minutes talk about: pitches, discoveries, news, questions.
• Discussion of presentation
Looking forward to seeing you.