WordCamp Europe 2018: Party time with Content Security Policies

June 10, 2018 - 3 minutes read

WordCamp Europe is one of the largest WordCamps in the world. It takes place every year in a different location in Europe. The first one took place in 2013 and it’s been going strong every since.

This year it’s June 14-16 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia and I can’t wait!

Last year in Paris, I spoke on the topic: “WordPress Security for All – You Won’t Believe How Simple It Can Be” and unveiled my startup, Strattic, as a serverless hosting solution that instantly makes WordPress sites fast and secure. I loved that people came up to me afterwards and wanted to know more about how Strattic works and signed up to beta testers at the time. It’s so awesome when people encourage our mission of solving the major pain points of WordPress – slow load time and open-source related vulnerabilities.

At the very first WordCamp, In 2013 in the Netherlands, I gave a talk called “Learn from my mistakes, don’t make them: The Business of WordPress“. Can’t believe that was 5 years ago.

It is truly an honor to be part of WordCamp Europe which brings together thousands of people from all over Europe, and the rest of the world to meet and learn from each other about all things WordPress.

Hold on to your hats…it’s time for Content Security Policies

This year, I’m talking about…drumroll please… Content Security Policies (or CSPs if your’e super nerdy) on Friday, June 15 @ 12pm in the Milky Way (oooh the Milky Way!) Please come by and say hello 🙂

It might not sound so exciting but I promise you that it is!!! See all those exclamation points, that’s because CSPs are actually really important for keeping your site secure! I can’t keep up with all my news alerts about sites getting hacked on a daily basis, so it’s really worthwhile to put in that extra time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to stop the bad guys from taking over your site.

Here’s the official blurb about my talk:

Content security policies (CSPs) are a relatively new security element on the web horizon. CSPs use browsers to detect and mitigate certain types of attacks like cross-site scripting (XSS), clickjacking and other code injection attacks resulting from execution of malicious content in the trusted web page context. CSPs can be used for simple purposes like enforcing https on SSL-enabled sites, to more sophisticated uses like authorizing only truly trusted sources and blocking others.

Most sites do not have CSPs installed, but it’s important to be aware of them and how they can be used to add an additional layer of security to your website.

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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