**VENUE CHANGE** - We're back in the Waterfront Building at Suffolk Uni. The event will be held in Lecture Theatre 2 (WLT2).
This month it's all about WordPress security and how to protect your site at server level, software level and end-user level.
# Building Fortresses and tearing them down
Everyone should be a little bit worried about the security of their site, and at conferences, lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this evening, Tim will take you through several cases studies of sites that have been hacked. Looking at how the hacks happened, what was used to exploit them and then the steps the site could have taken. By hopefully showing both the causes as well as how to defend against them the goal is not only to help you make your own sites a little bit more secure but to understand how and why the tools and processes work.
Presented by Tim Nash. Tim is the platform lead at 34SP.com for their Managed WordPress product in addition to being the companies developer advocate. One day he will work out what either of those job titles means. Until he does he spends his day in a mix of dev, security, ops and project management as well as speaking at user groups and conferences. He also helps run WordPress Leeds and writes for several publications including his own site timnash.co.uk. Follow him at @tnash (https://twitter.com/tnash).
Running Order (STC):
18:30 - Arrive for networking
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:10 - wp_update_post
19:45 - First session - Tim Nash
20:05 - Break
20:15 - Second session - Tim Nash
20:50 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social
## Code of conduct
The WordPress Suffolk Meetup is intended to be a safe, inclusive, accessible and free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow. We have a code of conduct (https://wpsuffolk.org/code-of-conduct/) that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.
## Sponsors & Supporters
This event is supported by Blue 37 (https://blue37.com/) - a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge and local WordPress agency, Purple Hippo (https://purplehippo.digital).