WordCamp Chicago 2012: WordPress Security, The Nitty Gritty

I was fortunate enough to be accepted to talk at WordCamp Chicago 2012 on WordPress Security, The Nitty Gritty as part of the Advanced Developer Track.

In this presentation I talk about web security, WordPress, and how they co-exist. this is an expansion on previous presentations, updating it with the latest trends and sharing more insight into hardening techniques.

My goal is to take the things I learn every day and wrap up into one 50 minute presentation of pure awesomeness.

Although the topic is similar to my previous talk, security changes so rapidly, that there is always something new to learn and be aware of. The web malware problem is growing and the information simply can’t get into the hands of end-users fast enough.

Get a full recap of my talk over on the Sucuri blog and thanks to Emily Barney for snapping this great photo.

Check out the video of my presentation:


  1. Syed Balkhi on August 25, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    The filematch code in .htaccess in the wp-includes is breaking the admin bar.

    • Tony Perez on August 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      Umm, that’s weird. I’d expect it in wp-admins, not wp-includes. When you remove it runs fine?

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