Help! I’ve been hacked!

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time: 2:30 - 3:15 pm (EDT) (UTC-04:00)
Location: Room 1053
Format: General Lecture Session

Session description

Get to know Dave before he presents. Learn why security is important to him and what tools he can't live without.

WordPress has been given a bad rap as being easy to hack. The most common problem that causes a website to be hacked is human error. It is possible to recover from being hacked, but it is better to follow best security practices. Having a WordPress site hacked is costly. I can vouch that one of my multisite got hacked, and what it took to recover.

This session is for the beginner WordPress institutional users to help them understand some easy-to-adopt practices to keep their sites safe.

  • Why are WordPress sites hacked? Why me?
  • How to recover from being hacked? How to get help?
  • How to maintain a secure website. There is just not enough time in the work week!


Dave Wynne

Headshot of Dave Wynne

Dave Wynne has worked at the University of Georgia for 22 years. He has been managing websites for 14 years. Dave oversees 110 research websites on WordPress platform. This year he managed the migration of all 110 sites from local servers to WP Engine servers. He is kept very busy rebranding all of these websites with the new UGA brand. Dave has had his own business, Flatwood Homecare, for 16 years. Dave is like many web developers in that he is too busy to keep his own website up to date.


  • General Lecture Session: Help! I've been hacked!

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