Hello there.

Kathy Zant

Thanks for stopping by. I’m Kathy Zant, and this is my home on the web. 

I contribute on Wordfence’s Think Like a Hacker podcast if you want to hear what I think about WordPress, security, and innovation. I really enjoy these weekly chats about what’s new in WordPress, security and innovation.

I’ve been a user of WordPress for well over 10 years, and only recently I’ve begun being active in the WordPress community. I helped out at WordCamp Phoenix. That was epic. You can read my thoughts here.

While you’re here, you can read some of my most recent blog posts, contact me, see where I’m going, or learn more about me.


Up Next

I spoke at WordCamp Boston on Saturday, June 20 about the Hacker Mindset and how cleaning hacked sites helped me to overcome obstacles and innovate. Here’s the slides and some resources from that talk.

I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Minneapolis about Evaluating Plugins. As most of the security issues we see come from plugins, I’ll give some thoughts and ideas on how to make better choices in extending the functionality of WordPress. I’ve given this talk before, but I’ll update with new resources, stories, and information.

I’ll also be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento, talking about why hackers love targeting WordPress and how to defend your sites from their attacks.

And I’ll also be speaking at WordCamp Rochester, again talking about how to evaluate plugins.

I’m exceptionally excited to speak at WordCamp US this year. I’ll be talking about The Hacker Mindset. It’s essentially the same talk I gave at WordCamp Boston, but I’ll have some updates to add. I’m really excited about WordCamp US this year because we’ll be doing a world premiere of OPEN, the film we made about the WordPress community and why it’s so special. Stay tuned!

You can also check my schedule for upcoming events at which I’ll be either attending, sponsoring with Wordfence, or speaking at.


I am a speaker

Need a speaker? I love talking about WordPress, publishing online, security, hacking, and innovation.

I’d be happy to discuss your event’s needs and prepare a presentation specific to your needs. Or you can peruse my past talks and see if something fits. Get in touch.