D.K. Smith, WPSecurity.com Co-founder
D.K. has been an Ecommerce and Digital Marketing consultant since 1998. He began using WordPress for affiliate and personal websites in early 2005, and started rolling out WordPress sites for his clients mid-year.
His security background goes back decades. In 1988 a U.S. defense contractor called him about working with a piece of Air Force equipment. Before they could deliver it, the Air Force required a full background check. D.K. told his client to let them know that while working as a TV News Videographer for CBS he covered the White House Tour of the First Lady of the United States.
Sure that he'd eventually receive clearance, D.K. was surprised when his client called back twenty minutes later saying, "They said you're okay. What time tomorrow do you want the ordnance delivered?"
The next day a small air-to-air missile arrived at his office... minus the part that goes boom of course.
D.K. didn't ask what level of security clearance he has however, if the Secret Service let him work around a President's wife, and the U.S. Air Force allowed him to have one of their missiles at his office... his clearance is probably high enough to work on WordPress sites.
Always security conscious, D.K. got very serious after several of his company's sites were hacked back in
2007. Since then he has led the development of many WordPress security measures, culminating in the "multiple layers of security"
techniques we employ today.
Tammie Bernal, WPSecurity.com co-founder
Tammie has been an active and successful affiliate marketer for many years. She used WordPress from the start and none of her sites have been hacked so far.
Her security experience began when she passed an FBI background investigation and received "Top Secret"
security clearance. Tammie's first job with a defense contractor was Administrator on the Space Warefare Center Operating Systems Contract.
Tammie was soon promoted to Operations Planning Coordinator, where she personally developed a manpower tracking system and database that smoothed operations and helped prevent over-tasking.
This success led to a stint as the interim Corporate Planning Management Officer and finally to the position of Assistant Facility Security Officer, with co-responsibilty for all classifed material at the location.
The only thing better than the top-secret security work was her family, so Tammie left the world of defense contracting to start a successful daycare business, which allowed her to spend more time with her growing family.
After helping Tammie secure one of her affiliate sites, D.K. received an email from her several weeks saying, "I re-coded this and did something else to that, and then came up with this other thing, which I think may be a better solution. What do you think?"
This exchange led to a collaboration that is now WPSecurity.com, the WordPress Security Pros.
Our Develpment Team, The WPSecurity.com Pros
The WordPress Security Pros team consists of a small group of programmers located in the continental US. In addition to being top-notch professionals in their specialties, each core team member has worked with either D.K. or Tammie for several years.
All WPSecurity.com coders and developers are required to submit ID in the form of a valid driver's license or US passport, and a background check is conducted by a licensed investigator in their home state.
Each person then signs a notarized confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement that requires them to keep all of our clients' information completely confidential.
Why such stringent procedures?
Keeping hackers out of your site gives D.K. and Tammie more than enough to think about. They decided they'd sleep better knowing exactly who they were working with... and by letting their team know up-front that they take security seriously.
Please don't hesitate to call or email us
if you have any questions about the team, and what we can do to secure your WordPress site.