Kirk is one of the primary maintainers of ViperMonkey (https://github.com/decalage2/ViperMonkey), a VBA macro emulator utility. Prior to working for the cybersecurity group at Walmart, Kirk Sayre performed cybersecurity research at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). While at ORNL Kirk was one of the primary developers of a tool for automating the reverse engineering of malware. Kirk is the author of several patents based on this work. Outside of cybersecurity, Kirk has also worked on projects ranging from weapons control systems, medical devices, web applications, corporate software engineering training, and software design tools. Kirk’s educational background includes a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee where his research centered around using statistical methods to improve the testing of software.