July 2018 – Web Security and SEO Mythbusting

Thanks for coming along to the July edition of Staffs Web Meetup.

A massive thank you to our sponsors – Codeweavers and Kanuka Digital.

Talks

Going to the dark side, they have cookies

Tim Nash

Everyone should be a little bit worried about security of their site, and at conferences lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this talk Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective.

We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analysing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done.

Each step we can analyse what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site.

SEO Mythbusting: Our 5 Most Common Misconceptions

Chris Munday

Being relatively new to client side digital marketing means I’m witnessing for the first time the initial flurry of questions that we’re peppered with during on-boarding.

And while SEO has come a long way since the black hat, link farming days which focused on quick wins and short term planning, some misconceptions have survived, particularly with businesses that are not traditionally found online.

Here are 5 of the most common questions and misconceptions put to us from clients, with some fixes and solutions for dealing with them.

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Phil Wylie

WordPress web developer for iWeb, cider drinker and cat owner.

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