Before shifting into cybersecurity leadership, Dustin spent 13 years as a software engineer and application architect in a variety of industries, including retail, DoD, and even video games. This background has helped him forge close partnerships with development teams, engineering leaders, and software security advocates to design security programs that maximize engagement. Today, Dustin is the Sr. Director of Platform Security at Fivetran plus the Co-founder and Chief Solutions Officer at Katilyst Security, which helps companies build security culture and security champion programs. He also founded and co-leads the open discussion remote meetup Let’s Talk Software Security! and authored The Security Champion Program Success Guide.