Rui Maximo developed a strong interest in security during his master's program in Mathematics. After completing his thesis in cryptography, he was recruited into security roles throughout his 25 years career in the software industry, and held a variety of roles from software engineer, program manager, manager, author, principal engineer, instructor to software architect and consultant. When he's not honing his skill sets, you'll likely find him reading, studying the market, writing an article, snowboarding or traveling (at least until covid hit). He loves to spend time with his kids. Rui grew up all over the world, but calls Seattle home.