NAMS 8 Instructor Spotlight: Regina Smola
Regina is our resident security expert and makes sure the MyNAMS site is always safe and secure. At NAMS 7 David said “Regina’s got our site so secure, I can’t even get access to it! “ Security is one of the things you HAVE to deal with. There are “bad guys” out there just waiting to hack websites and you don’t what them to get to yours!
Regina is a never ending source of IMPORTANT information. I literally felt like a sponge trying to absorb every word. …and she’s very approachable on top of the quality info.
What were your 3 ah-ha moments in this session?
Regina did explain things in simple, non-techie ways. She is very passionate about web security and gave hair-raising examples.
There were too many to mention. Web site security is so much more complex than I thought, but also doable.
Regina is going to be everywhere at NAMS 8. On Sunday she has a beginners NAMS 100 session in the morning and then a more advanced NAMS 300 session Sunday afternoon but she’ll also be helping out on Friday and Saturday with Christine Cobb, Paul Taubman and tons of NAMS aides in the 100 sessions helping the new folks get their sites set up!
Sunday Morning NAMS 100 Session
Inviting hackers to your website? Learn how YOU can protect your WordPress site during this hands-on training
In this workshop you will learn how to:
*Moderate comments to reduce spam
*Protect your blog with strong passwords to keep hackers out
*Configure your WordPress settings for optimal security
*Automatically back up your WordPress blog so you don’t lose your precious content
*Install and configure security plugins to protect your website
*Detect broken links for security and SEO purposes
Rest easier knowing you have your basic WordPress security set up to protect your blog!
What to bring to class:
*WordPress blog log in info (username and password)
*Hosting cPanel log in info (username and password)
Sunday Afternoon NAMS 300 Session:
The Scary Truth About Internet Security: How to protect your Online presence
In this workshop you will learn:
The importance of protecting your identity and presence online
*How to protect your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
*Steps to protect your Gmail email account
*Password management for your team and outsourcing
*The dangers of entering YOUR sensitive info online
*Way to monitor your business and name online
Plus some tips on securing your blog…
What to bring to class:
Log-in information (username & password) for your WordPress site, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, cPanel/FTP accounts, and LastPass.
Pre-requisite: Have this software installed: Filezilla (or your favorite FTP client program) and LastPass (get free account at http://wpsecuritylock.com/lastpass/).
** Bring your cell phone to class **
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What Regina thinks about NAMS:
If it wasn’t for David Perdew and NAMS, I truly would not be where I am today. My business has grown so much since I started attending NAMS in 2010. I credit what I’ve learned at NAMS and the amazing people that I have met there with a lot of my business success. I am honored to now be an official MyNAMS instructor. The 3-day workshop is truly like none other. It caters to every learning level and will take your online business further than you ever thought possible. It’s full of hands-on training, networking with the instructors and attendees, and tons of fun too.
Regina Smola, “the hacker attacker,” is the web’s leading security and server specialist.” Clients who work with Regina know their WordPress website is safer, leaving them to work on their business, add value for their customers and clients, and make more money.
Known for compassion and directness, Regina has advised and assisted thousands of WordPress users in tightening security on their websites. Whether working one-on-one with clients, as a team facilitator or an inspiring speaker, Regina’s commitment to website owners about the dangers and behaviors of malicious hackers is second to none.