#41 – How To Easily Secure Your WordPress Site


EFFECTED USERS: Everyone with a WordPress Site Computer User

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SUMMARY: 455 Million people use WordPress.  Those sites are vulnerable if you don’t do this:

Did you know that a comment can be posted that can take your site down? Your newsletter subscription form can enter malicious code?

Here with me to discuss today is Dennis Kraft.

Dennis is the Founder and CEO of CyberKraft – a cybersecurity training company.

He has 12 years experience in security operations and security training, and has run training programs for the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and he also served as a Captain in the US Army.

If you have a WordPress site, where do you start with security?

Keep Backups:

  1. Recommend installing the ‘Updraft’ plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/
  2. Follow Step – by – Step: https://cyberkrafttraining.com/2021/01/14/how-to-protect-your-wordpress-site-with-backups/

Audit site activity:

Set up comment moderation (free video): https://cyberkrafttraining.com/2020/11/13/how-to-secure-your-wordpress-comments-section/

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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of SAFE (Smartphone Authentication For Everyone), a cybersecurity company in New York (www.theSafe.io).  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use The SAFE Button protected from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David is the author of the bestselling cybersecurity book, Digital Habits: 5 Simple Tips to Help Keep You and Your Information Safe Online. His previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.

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