Understanding WordPress Vulnerabilities (XSS, CSRF, WTF)
Meetup: St. Petersburg (Downtown)
Featured Speaker: Chris Wiegman
This intermediate to advanced talk will focus on the types of vulnerabilities common in WordPress plugins by providing insight into the common vulnerabilities prevalent in WordPress plugins and themes including what they are, how they work and what a site owner can do to prevent them. Topics will include XSS, CSRF and various other vulnerabilities often seen in WordPress.
Guest Speaker: Chris Wiegman is a developer for UF Health at the University of Florida who has been working on WordPress since 2008. Over the years Chris built one of the largest security plugins on WordPress.org as well as numerous other plugins, themes and other solutions. When not coding Chris loves to teach and has presented at numerous WordCamps and other conferences as well as taught computer security for St. Edward’s University and other University courses ranging from computers to aviation.
Meetup Location: Iron Yard St. Pete is in the Station House, a 4 story building at 260 1st Avenue S. You get to the Iron Yard by taking the gold/brass elevator facing 1st Avenue up to the 3rd Floor. The 2nd Floor also houses Station House’s CoWorking Space. Parking in St Pete is free after 6PM on the street in most areas; if you’re parking in a garage, use Muvico/Sundial parking as it’s cheaper.
Focus: Our St Pete Meetups are more geared toward the professional, freelancer or agency owner. We talk more specifically about getting your skills up to run your business, using WordPress to take you to your next level, and beefing up your WordPress Design/Development skills. This is not a Beginner to WordPress Meetup; you should know how to manage themes and plugins and be building sites on a semi-regular basis.
Format: Our Meetups in St Pete start at 6:00pm, the first 15-30 minutes are to give folks time to make it downtown, park, get through traffic, so they’ll be primarily for networking and free discussion. If we have a scheduled talk, we’ll always start right at 6:30pm and continue to 7:30pm or a bit beyond.