Dustin Childs

Dustin C. Childs is a part of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), which is the world's largest vendor agnostic bug bounty program. Dustin began his infosec journey in the late 1990's at the Air Force Information Warfare Center. He then transitioned from active duty to defense contractor. Following this role, Mr. Childs worked in the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing group, where he served as a case manager in the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) with a focus on addressing vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system and in Microsoft's developer tools. In his current role, Mr. Childs creates, implements, and oversees communications programs, both internal and external, that promote the work of ZDI and its researchers.