Securing your WordPress site in 5 easy pieces

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Flash talk for WordPress DC meetup, August 2015

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Securing your WordPress site in 5 easy pieces

  1. 1. Securing your WordPress site in 5 easy pieces Kevin Koehler @kev097
  2. 2. I am not a security expert. And so can you!
  3. 3. PIECE 1 Good password hygiene
  4. 4. 1. Good password hygiene Very long, very random Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn1 XKCD.com/936 Password managers, yay! Don’t share Two-Step Authentication With people or services 1Password, LastPass Google Authenticator, Duo
  5. 5. PIECE 2 UPDATE!
  6. 6. 2. UPDATE! “Minor” releases = majorly important 4.2.4 Auto-update is your friend
  7. 7. PIECE 3 Choose solid partners
  8. 8. 3. Choose solid partners Responsive, active in the community Frequent updates WordPress.org directory 👍 Beware dirt cheap hosts Too good to be true? (themes, plugins, hosts) Popular
  9. 9. PIECE 4-5 Scan & backup
  10. 10. 4-5. Scan & backup Jetpack - Protect Sucuri VaultPress BackUpWordPress ·
  11. 11. Thanks! Tweet @kev097 Email kev@automattic.com Extra credit Hardening WordPress http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress Security white paper https://wordpress.org/about/security/

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