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WordPress Security 101: Hackers, Scoundrels, and Villains, Oh my.

Have you ever wondered about Word Press Security? Well if you have this presentation is perfect for you…Learn about, best practices for Setting up WordPress, How to avoid common configuration mistakes, tools and tips to tighten up your WP security, and how to fix common issues. As well as some common tools used for developing and testing WordPress in your local environment before it goes to production.  

Presented by Garry McNeilly. Please note that this event is taking place at a new location (see address listed above)!!!

A little bit about presenter: Garry McNeilly started his technical career at a young age by punching the keys on his Commodore VIC 20. He was also quite adept at breaking electronics and trying to fix them. Such victims of his inquisitive mind include his dad’s 8 track. He rewired it to his train set transformer only to learn there is a difference between AC/DV voltages! On another occasion he cut the power cable to his dad’s radio just because he could not listen to Charlie Pride one more time.

After dabbling in construction, bar tending and hustling the unsuspecting customer at pool Garry found himself working at Centennial College as one of the Managers of Operations. In this role Garry was responsible for delivering curriculum that enabled his students to go out into the local community and teach them to be familiar and comfortable with the emerging technology of the time. His original 3 month contract lasted almost 3 years. It was at this point in time Garry chose to take a change in direction for his career.In 1997 Garry realized there was a gap in the supports and services that were available for small to medium sized businesses who were struggling with the emerging technology. It was this realization that drove Garry to found Kojac Consulting. 

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  • Victor N.

    Garry, did you get a chance to share the deck from our last meet up?

    December 4, 2013

    • Fred G.

      It's in the files area of the group. Under "More" above.

      December 4, 2013

    • Victor N.

      Thank you

      December 4, 2013

  • Dale N.

    Hi, do you have any slides or video about the content of this event? I missed it :)

    November 24, 2013

  • Victor N.

    Fantastic, spoke to us all.

    November 21, 2013

  • Danny A.

    Thanks Garry for a great eye opening prsentation.

    Also would like aknowledge the hard work Our President Fred did in finding the new location.

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • Robert S.


    November 21, 2013

  • Garry

    Thanks for everyone that came out to the presentation last nigh.
    Special thanks to Robert Scarborough for being my camera guy.
    If you have any questions of need some advise please feel free to email me...

    Garry McNeilly
    Kojac Consulting

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • Petras U.

    Could not make it yesterday, will do my best to come in next time.

    November 21, 2013

    • Victor N.

      It was a great night. Garry presented a great talk on Word Press and security. The slides will be made available, I recommend downloading as the security issues discussed cover a wide range. Watch for future posts as next month we will be downtown being treated to a talk from Microsoft.

      November 21, 2013

  • Norman W.


    1 · November 20, 2013

  • sunnay b.

    Missed it sorry

    November 20, 2013

  • Petras U.

    Looking forward to meet new people and to learn :)

    November 19, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Woud love to see a current BIO for Garry showing some WP sites hes either designed and or implementing some of the security features he's going to be discussing. What versions of WP and PHP will the talk be focusing on? Hosted WP or on premise? Thanks

    November 12, 2013

  • Mark S.

    would be nice to see some wp sites the present has created to get a feel for his skill set - both technical and aesthetic. would it be possible to update his bio with this info? thanks

    November 12, 2013

  • Fred G.

    The November User Group Meeting will be held in the 3rd Floor Activity Room of the Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen Street East. The centre is located 2 blocks east of Broadview on the corner of Queen Street East and Saulter street. There is no parking allowed on Queen Street from 4-6pm due to rush hour. However, after 6pm, parking on the street is FREE. There is a small parking lot next door to the center (just across Saulter street). Parking there is $6 flat rate after 6pm. TTC access is via the 501/502/503 Queen Street car if you’re coming from the Queen Station on the Yonge/University Subway line or via the 504 King Street car if you’re coming from the Broadview Station on the Bloor Subway line. There is an Irish pub on the corner of Queen and Broadview for those that want to go for a drink after the meeting.

    1 · November 12, 2013

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