Robert Rowley is the Web Application and Security administrator at DreamHost.com, a shared and virtual hosting provider for approximately over one million websites and hundreds of thousands of customers. DreamHost provides the unique environment which requires providing increased security for an extremely broad range of websites and customers, all without being intrusive to their hosting experience.
What you can expect in his class, in his own words…
Your site is great! You’ve put a lot of time in writing great content and creating an awesome design. Everyone comments about how much you are helping them or how great your product Widget X is. Life is good. Suddenly, your site is getting tagged as malicious, visitors are being redirected to sites selling little blue and pink pills, your traffic goes away, and all that hard work you put into your site has been lost.
I see the above situation every day and I want to help. Why? Because I really think your site is great.
Attackers want your site; they want it bad. They don’t care about your design, product and content though — they want it because there is big money in stealing site traffic for other malicious purposes. Your hard work doesn’t deserve to be lost due to one bad incident. The Security 101 presentation will go over as much as possible to equip every WordPress site owner, designer and/or developer with the skill sets and knowledge to prevent hackers from succeeding, and if they ever do, to give you the ability to quickly get back on your feet and get your awesome site back to being awesome!