WordPress Website Security Interview with Regina Smola

grilledA big THANK YOU goes out today to Regina Smola who I had the opportunity and pleasure of interviewing on my BlogTalk Radio show. Our topic?  The importance of WordPress security when running a business

website.  If you read my post from last week, you already know that Regina is a sought after WordPress security expert.

Knowing Regina’s true expertise, so I grilled her, and as she says on her own blog, “I grilled her like a grilled cheese sandwich”!  I got answers to questions like…

  • How she got involved in doing security work.

    regina smola wordpress security expert

    Regina Smola

  • The difference in security issues between WordPress and static websites.


  • Besides getting a computer virus, what other security issues are there when hosting your own website.
  • What kind of firewall is good enough for your operating system.
  • Which backup plugins does she recommend to make daily WordPress backups.
  • To change the mind frame many people have that WordPress is a “set it and forget it” application, why doing WordPress and plugin upgrades are so important.
  • Got her to explain what the heck CHMOD is and how to set server permissions.
  • How to generate a strong password.
  • What security considerations are there when choosing a hosting provider.
  • What a compromised WordPress site looks like.
  • The immediate action you should take when your website is hacked.
  • What levels of security services she provides for webmasters.
  • Why and how you should use SFTP instead of FTP when uploading files to your server.
  • How people can reach her with questions or concerns about WordPress security.

Regina freely shared with us the inside scoop on what you need to know and how to get help in the event that you need it.

Listen with the audio player below:

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Be sure to click the “Share” buttons below and invite your friends and other business owners you know to listen and learn too. We all need to help each other out in order to create safer WordPress websites and protect our investments in our businesses.

If you would like more information or need help in securing your Businesses WordPress Website, you can visit Regina’s website or follow here on Twitter and FaceBook at the following links:  Follow on Twitter @WPSecurityLock and become a Facebook Fan

To your business success!


P.S.  Be sure to join us next week on BlogTalk Radio when my guest will be Kelli Claypool.

Kelli Claypool

Kelli Claypool

  • President & CEO at Business and Learning
  • Online Radio Talk Show Host at Diva Talk Radio
  • Business Coach & CEO at Kelli Claypool
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