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WordPress Tutorial: How to Manage Site Security through Updates [VIDEO]

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Did you know that in 2012 more than 117,000 WordPress installations were hacked? (the most recent year I could find data). And that today, 73.2% WordPress installations are vulnerable to being hacked? This is because these sites had software that was out of date on them. And that’s bad enough, but it’s been a bad week in discovering major site security risks.

On the 8th of April, the world learned about the Heartbleed Bug, a massive hole in Open SSL. If that wasn’t bad enough, Jetpack, a VERY popular plugin announced a vicious security hole in it’s plugin yesterday and rolled an update to mitigate that risk.

If you haven’t updated your WordPress website recently, it’s definitely time right now. Now, if you host your website at Paradux Media Group, you don’t have to worry about this — we’ve taken care of all of this for you. But if you self host your WordPress website, this video will walk you through how to do the site updates that are necessary to ensure that yours in not one of the 73.2% of WordPress installations that are at risk of being hacked because you had out of date software on your site.

Watch the video below for step by step instructions on how to manage the updates on your WordPress website.


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Tisha Oehmen

Tisha Oehmen is a professional brand strategist and a leader in the branding field. She was recently named a member of the Global Guru’s Top 30 Brand Gurus. She is also the co-founder of Oregon-based Paradux Media Group and the best-selling author of the book, Finding Brand: The Brand Book Tutorial.

Possessing expertise in both front- and back-office operations, Tisha conceptualizes, develops, and implements initiatives to foster brand effectiveness like no other. With over 15 years of experience in branding and marketing, Tisha has successfully led large financial institutions and health care companies down the path of renaming their business.

Where Tisha really shines is in the work that isn’t done. Sometimes a name change for a business isn’t in their best interest and after meeting with Tisha, they are able to find the true value and equity that has always been in their brand. Tisha has a special knack of being able to communicate the value so that the CEO/Business owner can see its luster and then with a little polishing, make it shine company wide.

Tisha is best known for developing long lasting branding campaigns that speak to the heart of the business, the brand, and the community. True brand, no matter how big or small, has longevity. Creating branding campaigns that have longevity, that have a laser-like focus, is where Tisha thrives.

Tisha received her M.B.A. from the University of Oregon, from where she also earned a B.A. in Political Science. She enjoyed a distinguished academic career punctuated by enthusiastic and successful participation in competitive speaking events, and holds numerous awards for her skill in public speaking. Tisha is widely recognized for her ability to capture an audience’s attention with her straightforward and engaging speaking style.

When not working, she enjoys golfing, baking, reading, and hiking with her partner, Mike, and their two dogs, Chloe and Jackson. She’s also an active member of Rotary International, the Chamber of Commerce, and is a very proud supporter of the Oregon Ducks. Tisha lives in Eagle Point, Oregon.

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