Building a Successful Security Champions Program: What Does it Take?

Watch an insightful and interactive event, "Building a Successful Security Champions Program: What Does it Take?" where you'll have the opportunity to learn from a panel of experienced AppSec veterans, Chris Romeo, Dustin Lehr, Devin Rudnicki, Ray LeBlanc and host Tanya Janca, who have successfully implemented security champions programs.

During this panel discussion, our experts will delve into the key factors that contribute to the success of a security champions program. From scaling to motivation, finding the right people, scoping, mission, and goals, our panelists will share their valuable insights and experiences.

Whether you are a security professional, a team lead, or an individual interested in bolstering security within your organization, this event is an excellent opportunity to gain practical knowledge and best practices for building a GREAT security champions program.

Don't miss out on this valuable event! Watch now to secure your spot and be part of the discussion that will empower you to enhance your organization's security culture.

Chris Romeo is a leading voice and thinker in application security, threat modeling, and security champions and the CEO of Devici and General Partner at Kerr Ventures. Chris hosts the award-winning “Application Security Podcast,” “The Security Table,” and “The Threat Modeling Podcast” and is a highly rated industry speaker and trainer, featured at the RSA Conference, the AppSec Village @ DefCon, OWASP Global AppSec, ISC2 Security Congress, InfoSec World and All Day DevOps. Chris founded Security Journey, a security education company, leading to an exit in 2022. Chris was the Chief Security Advocate at Cisco, spreading security knowledge through education and champion programs. Chris has twenty-six years of security experience, holding positions across the gamut, including application security, security engineering, incident response, and various Executive roles. Chris holds the CISSP and CSSLP certifications.

Ray LeBlanc is an Application Security Professional and Software Developer. 

Dustin Lehr: Before shifting into cybersecurity leadership, Dustin Lehr spent 13 years as a software engineer and application architect in a variety of industries, including retail, US DoD, and even video games. This background has helped him forge close partnerships with development teams, engineering leaders, and security professionals to design programs that maximize engagement. He is currently the Sr. Director of Platform Security and Deputy CISO at Fivetran plus the Co-Founder and Chief Solutions Officer at Katilyst, which assists companies with culture change through security champion programs. He founded and co-leads the global virtual open discussion meetup "Let's Talk Software Security!" and authored the free Security Champion Program Success Guide.

Devin Rudnicki, Chief Information Security Officer, Fitch Group

Devin Rudnicki is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Fitch Group, and oversees information security for all of Fitch Group's business units.

Prior to assuming this position, Devin was the Head of Application Security at Fitch Group. She joined Fitch in 2021 to build the Application Security program and team. Prior to joining Fitch, Devin was at Options Clearing Corporation, where she had multiple roles in Application Security and Security Governance. 

Devin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from DePaul University. She also holds multiple cybersecurity related professional certifications including CISSP, GSTRT, GSEC, and GCSA.

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Our Speakers

Tanya Janca
Tanya Janca

Founder of We Hack Purple + Head of Education and Community


Ray LeBlanc
Ray LeBlanc

Application Security Leader

Chris Romeo
Chris Romeo

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder


Devin Rudnicki
Devin Rudnicki

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Fitch Group

Dustin Lehr
Dustin Lehr

Sr Dir Platform Security / Deputy CISO