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. In his current role, Mr. Childs creates, implements, and oversees communications programs that promote the work of ZDI and its researchers. He also heads the team’s threat awareness and vulnerability management efforts. The ZDI team augments Trend Micro’s security products with 0-day research through a network of over 10,000 independent researchers around the world. 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. He has presented at numerous conferences including Black Hat, B-Sides, and ThotCon.