Grant Bugher

Director, Platform Security at Outreach

Grant Bugher has extensive experience in the field of security, having worked in various leadership roles in renowned companies. Grant is currently serving as the Director of Platform Security at Outreach, where they are responsible for overseeing the security of Outreach products, services, and infrastructure. Prior to this, they worked at Twitch as the Senior Manager of Application Security, where they established a comprehensive product and application security function and defined the security roadmap, budget, and KPIs for Twitch's product security.

Before their role at Twitch, Grant Bugher worked at Skype as the Principal Program Manager of Product Security. Grant developed a security engagement model for Skype's agile development methodologies and conducted threat models, design assessments, and security code reviews for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams products. Additionally, they provided security risk assessments during the migration of Skype products to the Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Grant Bugher started their career at Microsoft, where they held multiple positions. As the Lead Security Architect of Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure & Operations, they formed and led a security architecture and advisory program for all Microsoft online services businesses. Grant also served as the Lead Security Program Manager for Online Services Security & Compliance, owning the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) program for online services at Microsoft.

Prior to their career at Microsoft, Grant Bugher worked at Nordstrom as an Enterprise Security Architect, and they started their professional journey at Microsoft as a Program Manager for Windows Firewall and as a Software Design Engineer/Test for the .NET Framework.

Overall, Grant Bugher's work experience demonstrates their expertise in leading security initiatives, developing security programs, defining security strategies, and managing teams in the field of platform and product security.

Grant Bugher has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Computer Information Systems, Business Process Management, and Entrepreneurship from Indiana University - Kelley School of Business. Grant also holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington. In addition to their degrees, Grant Bugher has obtained certifications in Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) from (ISC)² institution. The specific years of obtaining the certifications and completing the degrees are not provided.



  • Director, Platform Security

    June, 2021 - present

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