Past Meetup

Cambridge Wordpress: Security The Impacts of a hacked website 7:15 for 7:30

This Meetup is past

11 people went

Boat House

14 Chesterton Road, Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 3AX · Cambridge

How to find us

Opposite Staples, on Chesterton roundabout, overlooking the river & Jesus Green

Location image of event venue


Today, with the proliferation of open-source technologies like WordPress people around the world are able to quickly establish a virtual presence with little to no cost.

In the process however, a lot is being lost in terms of what it means to own a website. We are failing each other, we are not setting ourselves up for success. We are learning the hard way what large organisations already learned – being online is a responsibility and will eventually cost you something.

Steven Watts of WP Shrug ( has kindly volunterred to talk around the motivations behind hackers and what the impacts of these hacks are to your website and your business.

Simon Bragg of Sibra ( will talk about WordFence. Everyone welcome to contribute.

FYI Mossack Fonseca of Panama Papers fame, was hacked because they didn't update their Revolution Slider for about 3 years. So, a well known bug in an early version allowed a hacker to access Wordpress, and then gain control of their server. Unfortunately, they also kept all their client documents on this server.

Usual format:

• Everyone introduces themselves: 20 seconds max mainly about involvement with wordpress.

• Up to four 3 minutes talk about: pitches, discoveries, news, questions.

• Presentation.

• Discussion of presentation

• Beer

Looking forward to seeing you.