Peter Chestna

Pete Chestna has more than 30 years of experience developing software and leading development teams, and has been granted three patents. Pete has been developing web applications since 1996, including one of the first applications to be delivered through a web interface. He led transformation from Waterfall to Agile, and finally to DevOps, in addition to taking the company from a monolithic architecture to one based on microservices. Since 2006, Pete has been a leader in the Application Security (AppSec) space and has consulted with some of the world’s largest companies on their AppSec programs. From 2019-2021, Pete ran the Application Security program for the Bank of Montreal, with responsibilities for over 2000 applications. In addition to his role as a contributing editor at and, he now shares his experience by speaking internationally at both security and developer conferences on the topics of AppSec, Agile and DevSecOps. Buy him a whisk(e)y and he’ll tell you all about it.