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Video: WordCamp Atlanta Security Panel with Wordfence

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on October 18, 2018 by Dan Moen   5 Replies

In April, Wordfence sponsored WordCamp Atlanta and several of our team members attended the event. While there, we held a capture the flag (CTF) contest, which helps WordPress site owners learn to think like a hacker so that they can better defend their websites.

Part of hacker culture is the art of lock picking, which many of our team members do as a hobby. At WordCamp Atlanta, we taught many of the attendees to pick their first lock. Doing this is a great way to illustrate how it helps to think like your adversary when you are defending something. If you know how to pick a lock, you can better secure your home or office. Similarly, if you think like a hacker, you can better defend your WordPress websites. Our team does these demonstrations at every WordCamp we sponsor, and if you successfully pick a lock, we will award you a lock-pick set as a prize.

At WordCamp Atlanta, one of the scheduled speakers was unable to attend and our team volunteered to fill in. Four Wordfence team members participated in a panel, taking questions and discussing various WordPress security topics with the audience. Our panel consisted of:

Mark Maunder – CEO
Matt Barry – Lead Software Developer
Sean Murphy – Director of Threat Intelligence
Tim Cantrell – Customer Support Engineer

Aaron Campbell, the head of security for WordPress and an all-around great guy also makes an off-camera cameo. If you are interested in WordPress security and would like to get to know some of our best people a little better, I think you will really enjoy the conversation.



Video produced by nishasingh and originally published on WordPress.tv.

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5 Comments on "Video: WordCamp Atlanta Security Panel with Wordfence"

Mark Wingrove October 18, 2018 at 10:51 am • Reply

Have you listened to the sound quality on the video? It is barely intelligible. I am on a high speed connection, so it is not on my network. Any chance someone can check it out?

Dan Moen October 18, 2018 at 4:43 pm • Reply

Hi Mark, I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with sound quality on the video. It was shot and published by someone who I assume was a volunteer at WordCamp Atlanta, for which we're grateful.

Jason October 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm • Reply

Very cool. I rarely ever watch videos like this and somehow I got stuck watching the whole thing.

The team is great and I appreciated seeing you guys in action. It's nice to see who is behind the scenes when dealing with services online.

Question though - why is this branded as WP.tv? Is that because they sponsored it?


Dan Moen October 18, 2018 at 4:51 pm • Reply

Hi Jason, the video was produced as part of WordCamp Atlanta and originally published on WordPress.tv.

Shri Ramchandra Sevadham October 19, 2018 at 9:25 am • Reply


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