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SiteLock Website Security

SiteLock TrueShield Updates on May 1st, 2017

SiteLock is expanding the network behind our web application firewall, TrueShield, and our content delivery network, TrueSpeed. To accommodate our growing customer base, we’re adding over 130,000 new unique IP addresses on May 1st, 2017. This will require some customers to make changes to their firewall or web server configuration to ensure our new servers are compatible with your website’s hosting server. If these changes are not made by May 1st, 2017, your site visitors may be restricted from accessing your website.

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eCommerce Website Security

SiteLock President Neill Feather To Join Panel at HostingCon 2017!

Each year we mark our calendars in anticipation for HostingCon, a global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem. Taking place in Los Angeles, CA from April 3-6, 2017, HostingCon 2017 is the only event in North America designed completely to serve the good of the cloud and service provider industry.

This will be SiteLock’s ninth year attending HostingCon, and yet another year as a sponsor. As one of the industry’s most recognized event, we look forward to HostingCon because it provides the perfect platform to strengthen existing relationships while establishing new business opportunities within the hosting community.

HostingCon 2017 is especially exciting for us because SiteLock President, Neill Feather, is participating in an eCommerce panel entitled, Trends in eCommerce 2017: Delivery Functionality and Success. The session will discuss how website owners can drive success amid today’s ever-evolving cyberthreats.

Featuring a panel of distinguished experts, the session will also address the latest eCommerce trends, including security, payment innovation, web apps, and customer churn. The panel discussion takes place Wednesday, April 5th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, and is sure to be a conversation attendees won’t want to miss.

If you’d like to attend HostingCon next year, visit the official HostingCon website to learn about next year’s exciting sessions and sponsors. If you’d like SiteLock to secure your eCommerce business, visit our page dedicated to eCommerce website owners or give us a call at 855-378-6200.

WordCamp Atlanta 2017 – Setting a Gold Standard

This past weekend we found ourselves at WordCamp Atlanta, one of the largest WordCamps in the country. Because this event fell on the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, the theme was “Find your Pot of Gold with WordPress.” This theme was pervasive throughout the entire weekend, even the various speakers built this theme into their sessions!

SiteLock was lucky enough to sponsor the event (no pun intended) and Adam Warner, one of our staples in the WordPress community, had the pleasure of presenting his own story of finding WordPress.

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AskSecPro: Feature-Based Malware Detection

Last year we published an #AskSecPro series where we explained how signature-based malware analysis works, as well as how traditional signatures are created. An area we don’t often talk about in public channels, but has played a pivotal role in SiteLock becoming a global leader in website security solutions, is our research and development efforts in new security technologies. In addition to our more traditional approaches to malware detection, SiteLock continues to explore new frontiers in technological improvement to push the field of security research forward. For some time SiteLock has been developing machine learning mechanisms as part of its process for discovering new malware iterations on an automatic basis. Our research in the field has shown that machine learning promises to be an important part of early malware detection and preliminary identification. One of the most significant breakthroughs we’ve had in machine learning as it pertains to malware detection and signatures, has been in feature-based signature analysis.

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SiteLock Delivers Message of Website Security to 2017 ABA Tech Show

The SiteLock team is back in Scottsdale after attending the 31st annual ABA Tech Show in Chicago, IL. We spent our time discussing the importance of website security with hundreds of law professionals and provided insight to the common security risks law firms face today.

We were lucky enough to be a Gold Level partner at the 3-day event in the “Windy City,” which kicked off Wednesday, March 15th, and wrapped up Saturday, March 20th, 2017.

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A Day of REST Boston: Wide Awake

A Day of REST Boston was a one-day conference all about the WordPress REST API. Speakers included members of the team who are building the REST API, and developers using it in production websites. Attendees learned how to use the REST API for their projects, along with insights into best practices, tools, coding, and specific use cases.

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SiteLock Website Security

SiteLock Recognized in 2017 Gartner MQ for Application Security Testing

We are excited to share that SiteLock has been named to the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for the second year in a row! Designed to analyze and test applications for security vulnerabilities, application security testing (AST) is growing faster than any other security market, according to Gartner.

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Website security

Fake Joomla! Plugin Keyscaptcha Still in the Wild

Fake plugins and extensions are a favorite, and particularly sneaky, way to inject malicious content into popular CMS platforms. Fake plugins disguise their malicious intent by mimicking the form and function of legitimate plugins. We will discuss a not-so-well-known fake Joomla! extension, what it does, and what you can do to protect your site from such attacks.

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WikiLeaks: Many Internet Connected Devices Have Vulnerabilities

A series of internal CIA documents released Tuesday by WikiLeaks serve as a reminder that any computer, smartphone or other device connected to the internet is vulnerable to compromise.

The 8,761 documents detail a CIA hacking program with 5,000 registered users that produced more than a thousand hacking systems, Trojans, viruses, and other “weaponized” malware. The scale of the program was so massive that by 2016, its hackers had utilized more code than what is currently used to run Facebook.

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Ask a Security Professional: WordPress Database Security Part Two — Best Practices

In Part One of our #AskSecPro series on WordPress Database Security, we learned about the anatomy of WordPress. Now that we have a firm understanding of the role the WordPress MySQL database plays in a WordPress installation, we can take a look at the various ways an adversary can exploit the mechanisms involved. We’ll also explore some of the ways to defend your database against compromise.

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