Grant Dobbe

932B 25th Street 

Bellingham, WA 98225

⁣(608) 284-8656

Work Experience

Research Engineer - Compliance

Tenable, Inc - Columbia, MD

June 2016 - present

I am responsible for writing, updating, and supporting compliance audits as part of the Compliance Audits team in the Tenable Research division. My responsibilities include:

Systems and Security Officer

NuCivic/GovDelivery - Madison, WI

December 2014 - May 2016

I was responsible for coordinating NuCivic’s security policy and implementation, as well as internal security and customer security. My responsibilities included:

Principal / Lead Developer

Besparq LLC - Madison, WI

January 2014 - December 2014

I served government, non-profit, and enterprise clients as a web application security consultant and web developer. My responsibilities included:

Managing Director / Lead Developer

Binary Sprocket LLC - Madison, WI

December 2010 - January 2014

I served small business and non-profit clients as a web developer, system administrator, and consultant. My responsibilities included:

In addition, my responsibilities as managing director included:

Peace Corps Volunteer

Seikwa, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana

June 2008 - August 2010

I served as an ICT Education Volunteer at Nkoranman Senior High School in Seikwa. As a Peace Corps Volunteer at site, I was responsible for:

In addition, I helped to serve my fellow Peace Corps Volunteers by:

Community Service

Board President

The Bodgery Makerspace - Madison WI

July 2018 - July 2019

The Bodgery is a community-run makerspace in Madison, WI. As board president, I was responsible for:

Since the move to OM Station, the Bodgery’s membership has grown from 130 members to just over 260 members.

Proving Ground Co-Chair

BSides Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV

January 2016 - present

BSidesLV Proving Ground is a mentorship program that matches experienced infosec professionals with new security researchers to help improve their public speaking skills and prepare them for presenting at international security conferences. As a co-chair, I am responsible for:



Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition and Theory

with a Concentration in Computer Science

St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

Degree awarded May 2006


Code Examples

Python, Bash, PHP, CSS, HTML, SQL, XML, XSLT

Professional Certifications

(ISC)² - Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Awarded February 2019

Publications and Invited Presentations

Endrun  - Secure Digital Communications For Our Modern Dystopia

October 16, 2014

Black Hat Europe

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Continued work with Brendan O’Connor on cryptographically-sound user-friendly darknet systems, with focus on interoperability and clandestine information transfer.

The Perfectly Legitimate Project

April 25, 2014


Chicago, IL

Work with Brendan O’Connor on cryptographically-sound user-friendly darknet designs.