WordCamp Sacramento Speaker Interview With Tony Perez

Tony Perez

Tony Perez

perezbox.com | @perezbox

Tony is one of the Sucuri Co-Founders. Sucuri is a globally recognized website security firm specializing in offering organizations a suite of security solutions for their websites. Tony has spent the better part of 7 years building an organization designed to provide value to website owners when they need it most. He has worked with 100’s of thousands of websites, helping them navigate their online security challenges, has spoken at events and conferences around the world, and is adamant in the power of education and awareness. He actively writes and shares his thoughts on both business and security on his personal website.

WordCamp Session Title

Practical Security Framework for Website Owners

Why Is This Important?

I believe that website owners need to think about website security holistically, and more practically. This presentation is designed to introduce a basic framework that any organization, small or large, can easily employ to improve their own security posture.

How Did You Discover WordPress?

I was introduced to WordPress by Dre Armeda, Christmas of 2009. At the time he was a freelancer, and I was a Technical Architect for GIS solutions for the US Department of Defense.

How Do You Use WordPress?

In 2010 we started a boutique agency, CubicTwo, which lasted for about a year. But since, I have invested my energy into website security threats and education. WordPress is a tool I use to write and disseminate content, both personally and at Sucuri.

How Has WordPress Impacted You?

I would say that WordPress opened my eyes of open-source and introduced me to a new world of online entrepreneurship.

What Do You Do When Not Working?

I am a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, so I spend a good deal on the mats and in the gym conditioning. If it’s winter, you’ll find me dividing my time further shredding the slopes, and I am hoping to introduce surfing into the mix in 2017. Besides that, I try to spend it making memories with my little rug rats.

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