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How Anyone Can Hack Your WordPress Site And What You Can Do To Prevent It

Join us for our March WordPress Meetup on Thursday, March 21st at 7pm.

Meetup Topic: How Anyone Can Hack Your WordPress Site In Less Than 5 Minutes And What You Can Do To Prevent It

Virtual Presenter: Dre Armeda (@dremeda) CEO and Co-Founder, Sucuri Security

Ever wonder if your site, your visitors, or business is safe on the internet? This session by Dre Armeda will show a demo on how quickly your site can be hacked, and your reputation put on the line. Dre will cover various scenarios that can affect your website like Pharma Hack, SEO Poisoning, and malicious redirects. He will then aid you by providing some tips to help reduce risk now and forever. Information Security is everyone’s responsibility, and should be a consideration on any web project, beginning to end.


  1. Better understanding of overall risks to running a website
  2. Understand common website attack types
  3. How to better approach website security
  4. What to do if you or a loved one is attacked/infected
  5. Tools to help you get back on track

Dre is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sucuri Security. Dre is a 12 year Navy veteran with experience in multiple technical disciplines. After his Navy days, Dre held various leadership positions in the tech start-up world including companies such as Applied Watch Technologies, and Secure-i Inc. Dre is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and studied Computer Science at Capella University and National University. He also holds various other technical and military training certifications. You’ll find Dre at the ball fields with his girls in his off time. During the off season you’ll find him cruising his Harley, or chatting WordPress at a WordCamp near you.

The meetup will take place at the: Colket Translational Research Building (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia research campus).

Tickets for this event cost $5. All money collected will be used for food, giveaways, and future Meetups.

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  • Gary M. G.

    Dre, since I wasn't able at the last minute to attend the meet up in person, but I was able to watch the presentation you made (through another source) online at, I wanted to know if you could provide a copy of the Powerpoint Presentation. There appeared to be a lot of good information in the presentation that I wanted to know if you'd be kind enough to share that. Please let me know. My email is [masked]. Thanks.

    March 24, 2013

  • lisa

    a few tech challenges with the Philly based video display. Dre's presentation was easy to follow and grasp. straightforward security instructions. glad we had attendee introductions at start of the program.

    March 21, 2013

  • Reed G.

    Excellent info from an expert.

    March 21, 2013

  • Pete S.

    here is the article I was referencing in my question about the integrity of MD5

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup. Good info, came away with some new tools.

    March 21, 2013

  • Todd B.

    Nice group. Good advice from a respected speaker. It confirmed many practices I currently have in place and added a couple resources I was unaware of.

    March 21, 2013

  • Jonny S.

    Not a fan of the Pay in advance thing but this is an important subject.

    March 20, 2013

  • lisa

    do you recommend bringing a laptop to get the most out of this presentation?

    March 20, 2013

  • Gary M. G.

    I'm just curious if this will be more of a sales pitch to sign up and use Sucuri (at the end) or if it will provide "solid" and truly implementable security tips and detailed information regarding how to protect Wordpress sites and security issues (without much or any discussion about Sucuri)? Also .. is it possible for any of these meetups to be recorded and put online for those who can't attend? That would be awesome.

    March 18, 2013

    • Gary M. G.

      Dre, I can't remember where I heard someone talk about Sucuri. I may also be mistaken, but I mostly didn't want to take the time to come out, and primarily hear a sales presentation. So thanks for clarifying this. :-) Question. Is what you'll be covering tomorrow night, basically the same stuff that you covered in your presentation on It looks like it might be the same stuff. If so, I may not bother to come out, but I'd like your input/opinion on what will be covered (in comparison to that presenation of 40+ slides, etc.) Please let me know. Gary

      March 20, 2013

    • Dre A.

      Hi Gary! Yes, it will be very similar to the presentation. If you sat in on that one you will have heard quite a bit of the same content. Thanks!

      March 20, 2013

  • Izell G.

    Won't know til later on this weekend if i will be able to attend but i really want to. will check back later for availability.

    March 12, 2013

  • Maureen S.

    sounds great but i'll be out of town. will it be avail online afterwards?

    March 11, 2013

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