Let’s Hack!

Are you looking for a way to make your site more secure and defend it against hackers? Stephen is here to help. He is a Senior Developer at Wordfence and spends his days cleaning up hacked sites. He has a lot to say on this subject and will walk us through a demo of hacking a live site. To best defend against hackers, we must first understand their thinking and tactics.

Thinking like a hacker is an important step to protecting your site, it helps you identify where your vulnerabilities are and what is (and isn’t!) important. A great way to gain the hacker mindset is to hack a site yourself, so that’s what we’re going to do in this workshop! We’ll hack into an intentionally vulnerable WordPress site, learn why the hack works, and how to defend against it. All you need is your web browser and you’re ready to be a hacker!

What You’ll Learn

  • The thinking behind a hack
  • What hackers are looking for
  • Hacker techniques
  • How to avoid getting hacked
  • And more!