In this episode we interview website security expert Weston Henry from SiteLock. Sadly – Website Security is a topic near and dear to us (we’ve experienced being hacked more times than we care to mention)… and thus – we wanted to learn more about why hackers pick your website, what being hacked means to your website, what you can do about it, and why it’s urgent that you take action on this now.
What’s In-Store for You:
If you’ve been researching and/or thinking about integrating some form of Website Security – then this episode is definitely for you. If you’re thinking this will never happen to me/you… this episode is for you too (it’s not a matter of if – but rather a matter of when).
It’s time to be proactive now instead of having to be reactive later!
Warning: Although this topic is of a serious nature – we do break out into laughter and have a little fun, learning about keeping our online businesses safe & secure!
Let’s learn a little more about our guest Weston:
Weston Henry is a web security research analyst at SiteLock, the leading provider of website security solutions for business.
At SiteLock, he is responsible for training and leading an international team in analyzing obfuscated code to prevent future attacks.
He has over 15 years of experience in security engineering and IT with expertise in enabling organizations to mitigate their website compromise risks and investigating and responding to breaches.
Weston holds a B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and a M.S. degree in Security Engineering Technology both from Arizona State University.
So if you’re ready…grab a pen & paper (or open an Evernote doc) & let’s learn how to Protect Your Website from being Hacked!
Highlights & Takeaways Mentioned in this Episode:
First of all… did you know what the word “obfuscated” meant? Nope Me either – I had to go and look it up! In case you were curious it’s a verb and means: to render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible – to bewilder (someone)!
And that’s exactly what Hackers do… they deliberately create obfuscated code that is difficult for us non techie humans to understand. Do we have your attention now, would you like to know how to protect your online business world?
Here’s a few things that we asked:
- Can you tell us, what is hacking, what does it entail?
- Why does a hacker care about me, “I’m a nobody in the spectrum of websites”?
- Can a business be hacked and not know it?
- What is SiteLock and how does it work?
- What are the ramifications today of not having site protection.
- Being the busy holiday season, do you have some tips on how businesses can protect their site
Our Goal was to provide you with a better understanding about Website Security for you and your online business. How did we do? (Let us know in the comments below).
You can view the entire episode here in video if you prefer (George sure does 🙂
- Sitelock Social: Facebook – Twitter (@SiteLockSecure) – LinkedIn – Google+
- Weston’s Twitter (@SiteLockWeston)
- SiteLock & SiteLock Blog
- This Week in Exploits (Blog post by Weston Henry): Dispelling the Myth of ‘Why My Site?’
- Password Manager Apps: LastPass or KeePass
- Hosting: BlueHost
In the examination room, we discuss a quote from the late John F. Kennedy—an outstanding politician, who inspired a new generation of optimism while holding office as the 35th President of the United States.
We asked Weston to share his view on what this quote meant to him personally or professionally (his choice). Be sure to tune in to see where his thoughts took us – quite profound! It was perfect for today’s episode of the “Examination Room”…
According to John F. Kennedy:
“There are risks and costs to a program of action–but they are far less than the long range cost of comfortable inaction.”
George & I weigh in with our thoughts too – what did you think – do you agree? What would you say this quote means to you (care to share your thoughts in the comments below)?
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Thanks for joining us this week. Do you have something to share regarding Website Security? If so, don’t hesitate to give your opinion and share your views. Leave us a note in the comment section below! And if you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.
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