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 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 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.