PeakZebra was founded by developer and cybersecurity expert Robert Richardson in late 2019, just in time for the pandemic’s arrival. Previously focused almost entirely on content marketing, the Great Shutdown provided a pause to refocus on what PZ’s aims and services were.
The result? A set of core Gutenberg block editor components that build application functionality and a structure for helping WordPress site builders make all the things.
Robert Richardson has thirty years of experience in software development and tech media. He started with a ten-year stint as a developer, coding in C. Having then migrated to managing media in the technology space, he served stints as editorial director of TechTarget’s Security media group, as editorial director at Black Hat, and for several years as the director of the Computer Security Institute.
He’s given keynote presentations on three continents, often speaking about the CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey done in conjunction with the FBI, an undertaking he directed for several years. Prior to CSI, he was senior editor of Communications Convergence magazine for two years, where his beats included telecom security, wireless, Internet messaging and next-generation phone systems. Robert started out his career as a systems-level programmer developing early PC network applications, leading to his writing articles that saw him become a frequent contributor to magazines and Web publications such as Ziff-Davis Internet Computing, BYTE, Network Magazine and Small Business Computing. On occasion, Robert has also taught introductory courses in computer science at Swarthmore College.