Hello there.

Kathy Zant

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

I currently work for a WordPress-focused security firm, Defiant. We make Wordfence, the plugin helping WordPress site owners thwart hackers on over 3 million websites worldwide. I help our agency and enterprise customers understand their security posture and make good security decisions.

I often speak at WordCamps, WordPress meetups, and perform other corporate trainings. I am in the midst of teaching some security webinars for the SBDC at Rutgers.

I am a cohost 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.

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

On April 27-28, I’ll be visiting with WordPress users at WordCamp Orange County at the Wordfence sponsor table. We have the best swag ever.


I spoke about Evaluating WordPress Plugins at WordCamp Miami, WordCamp Sacramento and WordCamp Seattle last fall. My slides and notes from the presentation are now available.


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.