Robert Abela

WordPress Security Specialist at

Robert Abela is a freelance information security consultant, WordPress security expert and blogger with over 13 years of experience in IT.

Before starting WP White Security (, a professional WordPress Security Services and Consultancy for online businesses using WordPress, Robert served in various information technology and managerial roles for several international security software companies.

Robert started at GFI Software in 2000 as a software testing engineer. He spent 7 years at GFI Software and worked his way up to Chief Systems Administrator. At GFI Software he was responsible for the upkeep and security of the IT infrastructures of the company's European offices and of its main operation web portals. He was also responsible for the running and security of GFI Software web server farms.

The experience at GFI Software has given Robert a technical and managerial background which proved invaluable in taking over and managing the product line of Acunetix in 2007. Amongst Robert's successful projects at Acunetix was managing the birth, development and launch of the popular WordPress online security scanner WebsiteDefender.

Robert released several web security articles and whitepapers and is a frequent writer on several web security blogs, such as the Acunetix and WebsiteDefender web application security blogs. Robert has also written for popular websites renowned for being leaders in the field, such as HelpNet Security.

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