While at Think Visibility over the weekend one thing was clear on peoples faces as they listened to my friend Glyn talk on WordPress Security panic, there was a lot of worried faces. WordPress is a fantastic content management platform and contrary to popular belief amongst many techies it is on the whole a security conscious platform. However as software inevitably grows it attracts attention good and bad and WordPress users are potential targets for those people intent on spamming donkey porn to the world.
Trust me some people are intent on spamming donkey porn to the world!
Fear not if you do not fancy your site being used to spread mule based filth with good security practices and some simple hardening of your site.
The advice given at Glyns talk covered 99% of what is required but at a whirlwind pace, if people are interested in learning more Coding Futures runs half day workshops on “brand security” for digital agencies these focus primarily on WordPress and a lesser extent general good practices in social media and brand technologies such as Twitter.
The workshop is £185+VAT and we have a few spaces available for the September workshop. For more information please check our the Brand Security Workshop site.
The workshop cover 3 key areas of brand security;
Using a mixture of hands on examples, case studies the workshop will focus on two of the most common platforms used by digital agencies, WordPress and Twitter. The workshop will focus on understanding threat models, hands on protection for WordPress and Twitter accounts, tools to aid in detection of hacks and perhaps most importantly dealing with the aftermath of a hacking attack to minimise damage not only on the compromised site but other accounts effected.
The Workshop is a hands on event and attendees are encouraged to work on sites. As such it is suited to people who have control of their or their clients sites (If you have FTP and WordPress admin details). No technical expertise is required though an understanding of HTML and WordPress will be advantageous to get the most from this workshop.
By the end of the seminar attendees should have a more complete understanding of WordPress security with practical advice for their own sites and a greater understanding of the Twitter platform and best security practices that can transcend social media platforms.
Basically don’t fancy donkey porn on your clients sites? might be worth coming along for more information and to register please visit the Brand Security Workshop site