Category: CEO Thoughts

DEFCON 27: Changing the World by Hacking

This entry was posted in CEO Thoughts on Sep 5, 2019 by Mark Maunder

When the rest of the world heads to cooler climates in the summer, the security community descends upon the heat of the Las Vegas desert for DEFCON, also known as Hacker Summer Camp. We come to DEFCON to connect, we come to learn, we come to focus on our mission and we come to laugh. […]

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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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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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