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Access Denied - WordPress Security

Duration: 47:39

Whenever you talk about WordPress, someone brings up WordPress security. Your boss is going to bring it up, your clients are going to bring it up, and there’s a decent chance you’ve had at least one night’s sleep ruined thinking about it. It’s one of those things that makes you feel paranoid: Am I doing enough? Do I have a compromised site and not even know it?

This episode features WPCampus community members Brian DeConinckJen McFarland, and Paul Gilzow.

Paul says that as an owner of a WordPress site, it is your responsibility to be paranoid about security. He is the lead programmer for the Division of Marketing and Communications at the University of Missouri. He presented at WPCampus 2016 and at HighEdWeb 2016 on the topic “Access Denied: Keeping Yourself off an Attacker’s Radar”. At HighEdWeb, he received the highly-coveted “Red Stapler Award” for best presentation of the conference.

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Brian DeConinck

I build custom themes and plugins for NC State University's Office of Information Technology, and I help maintain campus WordPress environments and advise clients on content best practices. I'm always excited to talk about universal design, accessibility, usability, and designing with compassion and empathy. I host the WPCampus Podcast, where I get to talk about all those things and more!

Jen Riehle McFarland

  • Web Services Coordinator, NC State University
  • @ncsumarit

Jen is a member of the Design & Web Services team in NC State's central IT unit. She does training, support, maintenance, billing, and occasionally something fun with design and/or dev. You can hear Jen as color commentary to "help" Brian DeConinck on the WPCampus podcast. Tweet me on the twitters: @ncsumarit.

Paul Gilzow

  • Programmer Analyst, University of Missouri
  • @gilzow

Web application security and accessibility evangelist. Software instructor. Conference lecturer and presenter.