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Truly Remote vs. Total Control: Wordfence Live

This entry was posted in Defiant Company on May 5, 2021 by Mark Maunder

This week on Wordfence Live, our weekly show about WordPress security, we talked about what it is like to be truly remote. Defiant has been 100% remote since we first started hiring in 2015, and our team has now grown to 40 people. We enjoy meaningful work coupled with intentional work-life balance. This balance is […]

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Defiant is Hiring!

This entry was posted in Defiant announcements on Feb 23, 2021 by Mark Maunder

Defiant, the team that makes both Wordfence and Fast or Slow, is looking for talented, motivated team members to continue our efforts to make the web a safer and faster experience for all. We have numerous positions available, listed below. Defiant has been a 100% remote company since 2015 and all positions below are 100% […]

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When Security Compromises Security – The Caesars / DEF CON Debacle

This entry was posted in CEO Thoughts, Defiant announcements on Aug 13, 2018 by Mark Maunder

I was hoping that this first post after DEF CON would be a roundup of all the amazing things our team experienced while there. DEF CON is our once a year pilgrimage to see everyone in our team in person, because we all work remotely. We fly people to Las Vegas from all around the […]

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Introducing Wordfence for Business

This entry was posted in Defiant announcements on Jul 25, 2018 by Mark Maunder

Over the past few years, Wordfence has emerged as the clear leader in the WordPress security arena. As our organization has grown, we have assembled an incredible team of over 35 people, many of them credentialed security professionals and thought leaders in WordPress security. Today, the Defiant team is known globally for excellent customer service, […]

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Learning To Trust Another Developer

This entry was posted in CEO Thoughts on May 25, 2018 by Mark Maunder

One of the hardest things I’ve had to do was learn to trust another developer completely. In 2012, after being a developer in my own startups for almost a decade, I wrote Wordfence which is our flagship product now and it became the leading security product in the world for WordPress. Kerry, my wife and […]

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A Defiant Vision For 2018

This entry was posted in CEO Thoughts on Feb 6, 2018 by Mark Maunder

I’ve been a full-time entrepreneur since 2003 along with Kerry Boyte, my wife. Since then we have created a series of amazing businesses and projects together. Some had moderate success – I remember when we were mentioned in the NYTimes and Time Magazine in the same year in 2005. When you’re a small-fry, that is […]

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The Day Everything Became Less Secure

This entry was posted in Security on Jan 9, 2018 by Mark Maunder

It’s January 9th here in London. I’m sitting in Heathrow waiting for my flight back to Seattle after spending new year with my South African family in Cape Town. It may be the disorientation one feels during a transcontinental flight, but I have a feeling I can’t shake. It feels as if the Earth has […]

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The Impact of Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerabilities

This entry was posted in Security on Jan 4, 2018 by Mark Maunder

Google’s Project Zero (GPZ) is a think tank of leading edge security researchers who have established a track record of ground breaking research. Yesterday they announced a set of flaws in CPU architectures that create two kinds of vulnerabilities. It is early in the year, but this may be the most important and impactful security […]

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Our Team Stands Defiant Alongside Our Customers

This entry was posted in Defiant announcements on Nov 21, 2017 by Mark Maunder

Wordfence is the number one security product for WordPress today. We have evolved from a small team of two founders in 2012 into a 28-person company of highly skilled and credentialed analysts, developers, engineers and support staff. Since we launched Wordfence in 2012, our team has steadily expanded outside the WordPress space. We launched Gravityscan […]

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