So this is kind of cool, my submission to talk at WordCamp Orange County was accepted.
I think what makes it extra cool is that of the number of camp’s that I have attended, I am a camp speaking virgin. Don’t get me wrong, if you have hung out with me at the after party or at any of the socials then you know talking is not my problem. Especially if on a subject I am passionate about.
What most don’t realize though is that I was only recently introduced to WordPress and its communities, January of 2010. That’s when my brother-in-law and confidant, Dre Armeda, introduced me to the platform and all the other goodness that comes with it (i.e., tacos and fizzypops). Since, it has been an exciting roller coaster of an experience. In that time I have been part of the organizing team for two WordCamps and engaged with two start-ups, one that was built around offering platform specific service and the other that focuses specifically on web-security. The latter is what I’ll spend my time talking about at WordCamp Orange County.
I hope the uniqueness in my presentation is in my “newbie” insight into WordPress and Web Malware. I think its often easy to forget what it is not to know, and as I am just learning, how can I forget. I obviously plan to leverage elements that we at Sucuri like to present on, similar to the ones found in the video titled “Lockdown WordPress – A Security Webinar with Dre Armeda”, but I hope to figure out a way to help bring the point home and talk a bit on what I see as the True Vulnerability with WordPress. The idea is to educate, engage and encourage change in the way end-users manage their websites.
The growing web-malware problem is such that we can no longer brush it aside, it affects us all and awareness is the first step to preventing it.
Thanks to the organizers of the event for taking a chance with little ole me.