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Jan 2014 Meetup - WP HACKED!!!! Don't be that guy!

6:30 - Meet and greet (and eat!)

7:00 - Call to order and opening remarks/announcements

7:15 - This Month's Topic A:  WP Hacked!!!  Don't be that guy!

Our world has come to expect computer systems to be hacked and for data to be stolen.  Does it really have to be like this?  Isn’t there anything that we can do to lessen or stop these attacks?  Specifically, what can the owner or developer of a WordPress site do?

In this two-part discussion, we will start by looking at examples of some notorious hacks from an anatomical view, and identify, undeniably what the root causes were and what types of measures we can take to defend our sites against similar intrusions.  Then, we'll turn our attention to specific techniques we can follow to "harden" the security of WordPress sites and minimize our exposure to would-be hackers.

The first part of the discussion will be led by Candy Alexander, a computer systems security expert and a consultant with Manchester-based WWPASS Corp., a company offering authentication solutions.  The second part will be led by Jonathan May, President of, a NH-based e-Marketing consultancy specializing in WordPress website design, development and training.

Followed by:

Open Forum

Closing Remarks

Post-Meetup Networking/Refreshments


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  • Jonathan M.

    Thanks to all who participated in this Meetup, and a special thanks to Candy Alexander and the team from WWPASS. Here is a link to a post on my website with the presentation slides:

    2 · January 15, 2014

  • Barb O.

    Great job by the speakers. I learned about some resources for more security information such as the Verizon Breach Report and ISSA. Thanks! Here's the link to the security meetup:

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Jennine

    Great topic! Timely too.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a fee to enter?

    January 13, 2014

    • Jonathan M.

      No, Michael. No cost, no obligation -- come one, come all! Hope to see you tonight. Cheers, Jonathan

      January 13, 2014

  • Wayne K.

    Going to try to make this tonight. Looking forward to it :)

    January 13, 2014

  • Debbie R.

    Sorry I'll miss it - great topic! Hope it will come up again in the future. Have a conflict with another class on Google Analytics. Enjoy everyone!

    January 12, 2014

  • Jonathan M.

    Hi, everyone. Just wanted to remind y'all about the Meetup next Monday. Should be a really interesting, with our guest speaker, Candy, from WWPASS. How to see you there!

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Don S.

    January 3, 2014

  • Amanda G.

    Great topic. Hope to make it.

    December 6, 2013

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