Access Denied: Keeping Yourself off an Attacker’s Radar
Google’s recent Transparency Report shows that nearly half a million websites are now hosting malware, an increase of 160 percent from this time last year. Higher education websites are particularly attractive to attackers, offering access to large amounts of bandwidth and broad network space.
In this session, we’ll explore how attackers find vulnerable WordPress sites and what counter-measures you can take to deter them. We’ll also examine blackbox scanning tools to discover what types of information your WordPress site might be leaking to attackers. Then we’ll explore steps we can take to stop this information leakage — one key segment of a larger strategy to fortify WordPress sites.