WordPress Leeds – October Meetup

Date: 23rd October, 18:00
Location: Platform

Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.

A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free!

Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.co.uk/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.


6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: Going to the dark side, they have cookies
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: An Intro to HTTP Security – Ways To No Get Hacked
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

After the event, we will be heading to The Brewery Tap (http://www.brewerytapleeds.co.uk/) for further discussion and drinks.

Going to the dark side, they have cookies, Tim Nash

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 talk Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective. We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analysing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done.

An Intro to HTTP Security – Ways To No Get Hacked, Jamie Taylor

It seems that websites are getting hacked every day. So how can you keep your site safe from the hooded hoodlums who are hell bent on causing your website harm?
This talk is designed to cover some of the basic ways in which you can secure your sites (and only some of them require any technical know-how). From plugins all the way up to Content Security Policy. Including a physical demonstration of how the Internet works, along the way.
Learn some of the ways that sites can be hacked, and how you can keep your visitors, contributors, and content safe.

Each step we can analyse what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site.

Why not speak at a future event?

We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don’t need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before.

If you don’t want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.