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Since WordPress enjoys the position of being one of the most widely used web platforms, it is also one of the most attacked. This has become particularly clear with the DNS and dictionary attack over the last month. From installation to operation there are some fairly easy, yet must-do, steps to make sure your site is as secure as possible.
In this session, we will look at the basics of WP security touching on everything from file permissions and user accounts to preventing script injection and backup procedures to protect your blog from hacking or downtime. We will cover techniques that apply to both ORG and COM installations, and highlight what can and cannot be done on both.
Michael Carnell (http://www.MichaelCarnell.com) is a systems programmer for the Medical University of South Carolina. He is also data director for DesignTechWeb (http://www.DesignTechWeb.com), a partnership which produces sophisticated and secure website solutions for locally owned businesses and not-for-profits. He is both Microsoft and Apple Certified, and often teaches classes and speaks on PC, Macintosh and Web technologies. Oh, and he loves trains and British cars.