WordPress Security - Secure your site quickly and effectively


Learning Outcome:


      Shon Gerber

      A domain and hosting account with access to a cpane-- Alternatively you can work through the course on your local development server--
      Force ONLY strong passwords to be used on your WordPress site-- Enhance WordPress security by preventing brute force attacks and schedule malware scanning-- Enable Two Factor Authentication for better WordPress security-- Lock out bad users and automatically ban admin username hosts--

      Course Description

      Are you or your clients WordPress site is going to get hacked?

      Are you confused on what security plugin, setting or even what should you do to make sure you are not one of the unlucky ones getting hacked today.

      Learn from my 15 years of experience in government and corporate Cybersecurity to help protect your WordPress site from hackers!

      Come with me to fast track the security on your site as quickly as possible!

      This course will walk you through step by step on how you can enact some quick changes (30 minutes or less) that will substantially reduce the risk of being hacked.

      Not worried about hackers?

      You should be! Forbes reported in 2013 that over 30,000 WordPress sites were being hacked each day! So do you feel lucky?

      Today WordPress accounts for over 25% of all websites, so with a number like that you can only expect that you will be the target…..maybe not now, but eventually.

      In this course you will see what plugins and configuration changes you can make immediately in a step by step format.

      Do you have the same password for WordPress site as you do for your banking website?Ever thought about what if they get my WordPress site password, what else could they get?It happens all the time!

      This video will walk you through how you can quickly secure and make those passwords unique to you.This alone is worth the cost of the course.

      Do you hear that you should have a backup strategy around your WordPress site, but not sure how to set it up and what does it all mean?This course will walk you through step-by-step on how you should backup your site quickly and efficiently.

      This is a down and dirty Wordpress security course on protecting your site….and as I produce more content on how to protect WordPress web site quickly it will added to the course- at no extra cost to you!This is a course that will continue to grow and expand.

      As well as the Udemy 30 day guarantee, you have my personal promise that you will be delighted by what you'll learn in the next 3 to 4 hours.

      What this course is not:

      I do not cover in-depth coding practices to make changes to your WordPress site.This course is designed for beginners who are not well versed in changes to code.Many code changes can be accomplished via plugins and thus an experienced coder may see some of this course as basic and rudimentary.However, ignoring the basics is what will get you hacked….PERIOD!

      I will not “look at your site” and “tell you what’s wrong”. Future courses will provide you an instruction on how you can DIY the security for your WordPress website.If you desire a service to provide security for your site, I can offer up recommendations (to include myself).

      I will not teach you anything that breaks Udemy’s terms, rules, conditions, etc, whether they are written or implied.

      This course is not backed or produced by Udemy - it's all my own work ... but the excellent Udemy staff are there to help you, too, of course!

      But, if you want my personal “insider” information from being part of an elite group of hackers, protecting small and large enterprise websites, and just keeping you and your family protected – you need to get this course now….right this minute.

      Every minute you delay, you are increasing the chances that your site will fall victim to a hacker somewhere......out there on the internet.

      Enroll now!

      DISCLAIMER:This DIY online video training course is for informational purposes. Every effort has been made to make the information accurate and easy to understand. However, in the scope and scale of this online video training course, we are unable to extend or provide warranty or direct support to each individual WordPress blog, owned or operated by our students. Lastly, any site can get hacked given enough time and this course makes no promises or assumptions that it can keep your site 100% safe. However, if you do the things in this video you will dramatically reduce your risk and hopefully the bad guys will move onto someone else!

      What are the requirements?

      The Internet, a computer, access to your administration section on your WordPress website and at least 30 minutes of time to spend on securing your site

      What am I going to get from this course?

      • Over 24 lectures and 3 hours of content
      • Substantially increase your knowledge around securing your WordPress website
      • Understand how the basics around security can dramatically impact your WordPress website
      • Learn what is an incredibly strong password and why should you use it
      • Learn to utilize a password manager to protect your greatest WordPress asset….your passwords
      • Learn the quickest techniques limit the avenues an attacker can break into your site
      • Learn the quick start guide to the best security plugins for your site
      • Learn what a security scan is and why you should do them
      • Learn the best backup strategy and what you should do to make sure you don’t loose all the work you have created

      What is the target audience?

      This course has awesome content for any level of WordPress owner/user, but it is primarily geared toward the beginner of a WordPress Content Management System (CMS).

      Class Curriculum

      Your Instructor

      Shon Gerber

      Shon Gerber, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), CISSP and WordPress Security Expert

      Shon Gerber “WordPress Security Daily” (wpsecuritydaily.com) – Providing Security Insight for WordPress websites


      Chief Information Security Officer - Current

      I am currently working as the CISO for a privately held global manufacturing company that deals with a wide range of security challenges form manufacturing to strong online web presence.

      Security Operations Center – Supervisor - 1 Year

      Worked as a supervisor within the Security Operations Center of one of the largest privately held companies in the world.Daily, our team worked to protect our company from hackers attempting to gain access to our various computer systems globally.

      Senior Security Architect - 2 Years

      Working for an IT service provider which customer base ranging from medium to large companies, with varying levels of security needs.Provided security consulting and from Web Applications to recommendations around secure coding practices.

      Commander / Member, Air Force Red Team - 11 Years

      I worked for over 10 years as a member of an Air Force Red Team (Aggressors) to target/attack government and military installations from both a network and physical perspective.Basically, I was allowed the opportunity to hack into locations and then go on site and physically break into buildings….IT WAS AWESOME! Eventually, I was given the opportunity to become the Commander of this squadron and traveled the world showing the government how to best protect their systems from individuals trying to steal their sensitive information.


      Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

      GIAC Legal Issues in Information Technology & Security (GLEG)

      Adoptive Father of a very large family

      Truly blessed to be the father of 7 children who have graced our family from the US, China and Uganda.My wife and children are my life and I my goal is to create content that can be used by anyone from having a WordPress website to their online bankin


      5 months ago Infosec Leader

      Exceptionally proficient teacher, who will deliberately disclose everything to guarantee your complete understanding. I appreciated the challenges which were presented with the goal that I could have an opportunity to give it a shot for myself rather than continually following along.

      3 months ago Jaysen Batchelor

      This course was extremely overwhelming to jump into, however the instructor makes an extraordinary effort in showing step by step explaining you with the devices and strategies at an early stage.

      1 months ago Milos Montes

      Excellent course.... the instructor helped keep me wanting to continue through all the lectures.

      1 months ago Alexey Brenes

      This was till now the best course I have had on EH Academy. The instructor does a great job! He teaches with great interest and has a rich educational knowledge.

      6 months ago Anthony Falcon

      This course is really engaging and the instructor was well prepared to deliver the content effectively.

      9 months ago Benjamin Major

      The instructor has a strong grasp of the subject and makes the learning fun with his antics. Have enjoyed all of this instructor’s courses.

      8 months ago Chad Blair

      I really liked this course because the instructor uses very basic but clear models to demonstrate a concept. It really helped me get a picture of what's happening throughout the course.

      4 months ago Chris Dunavan

      For me this was quite quick, but deep enough, course to get detailed knowledge. This class was very well organized and delivered, I enjoyed it.

      3 months ago Cristian Drincu

      Excellent!! I would recommend as "A Must" for students who are seeking quality course.

      2 months ago Edwin-Torres-Sanchez

      This is really good, building from beginner to amateur, so far - I've taken a lot from this course and actually am using the things I learn on a daily basis in my work.

      6 months ago Glen Ihrig

      The course is really engaging and an experiential learning.

      7 months ago Hector-Toledo

      Almost done with the course. Excellent all round. The course is well structured and the pace is just correct.

      1 months ago Hector-Toledo

      The instructor explains clearly each point, and he is concise and to the point. He uses practical and visual approach that makes concepts easy to understand and hard to forget.

      2 months ago Juan John Charles

      Very engaging presentation and manages to condense a lot of information into short periods but still makes it all understandable.

      1 months ago Marcus Smith

      Very clear instructions and very well put together teaching materials.

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