Luke Secrist is CEO at BuddoBot. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Secrist began his career in military defense contracting as an IT security engineer and systems manager. While working for companies of different sizes, his desire to start a cybersecurity business of his own grew. He envisioned a commercial startup that would cultivate subject matter expertise and creativity in a structured-yet-deconstructed environment. He realized this dream in 2008 with BuddoBot, a cybersecurity firm that takes an offensive (vs. defensive) approach to protect its customers' IT systems from bad actors.