Dirk is the Director of Cyber Risk and Compliance at SALT, a lender bridging the gap between traditional and cryptocurrency finance by providing blockchain-backed loans. He is an information security executive who specializes in helping organizations protect their information assets and reduce their risks in the online world. His passion for information security has driven him through more than two decades as an industry professional working in every realm from network security architecture to line-by-line code review to the development of policy & governance programs. He has worked with sole-proprietors to multi-national, Fortune 50 corporations – helping them all to meet both their desired and mandated cyber risk postures.
His experience extends through many industry verticals including retail, banking, telecommunications, investment, energy, higher education, government organizations, and third-party service providers such as hosting and cloud services.
Dirk is a sought-after speaker and contributing author to publications from the original SANS Incident Handling Step-by-Step guide to Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade.