Whenever you talk about WordPress, someone brings up WordPress security. Your boss is going to bring it up, your clients are going to bring it up, and there’s a decent chance you’ve had at least one night’s sleep ruined thinking about it. It’s one of those things that makes you feel paranoid: Am I doing enough? Do I have a compromised site and not even know it?

This episode features WPCampus community members Brian DeConinckJen McFarland, and Paul Gilzow.

Paul says that as an owner of a WordPress site, it is your responsibility to be paranoid about security. He is the lead programmer for the Division of Marketing and Communications at the University of Missouri. He presented at WPCampus 2016 and at HighEdWeb 2016 on the topic “Access Denied: Keeping Yourself off an Attacker’s Radar”. At HighEdWeb, he received the highly-coveted “Red Stapler Award” for best presentation of the conference.

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The WPCampus Podcast is a monthly show where members of the community come together to discuss relevant topics, unique ways that WordPress is being used in higher education, share tutorials and walkthroughs, and more. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, or have a topic you'd like us to discuss, please let us know.

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Brian DeConinck

Front-End Designer & Developer, NC State University@BrianDeConinckhttp://www.briandeconinck.com/
I build custom themes and plugins for NC State University's Office of Information Technology, and I help maintain campus WordPress environments and advise clients on content best practices. I'm always excited to talk about universal design, accessibility, usability, and designing with compassion and empathy. I host the WPCampus Podcast, where I get to talk about all those things and more!

Jen Riehle McFarland

Web Services Coordinator, NC State University@ncsumarithttps://design.oit.ncsu.edu/
Yo! I'm the Team Lead for our web design and support group (including the dynamically-awesome Brian DeConinck) at NC State central IT. I do training, support, maintenance, billing, and occasionally get to do something fun with design and/or dev. I'm color commentary to "help" Brian with the WPCampus podcast. Check us out or write us on the twitters: @oitdesign.

Paul Gilzow

Programmer Analyst, University of Missouri@gilzowhttp://missouri.edu/
Web application security and accessibility evangelist. Software instructor. Conference lecturer and presenter.

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