Partnering with organizations to build world-class AppSec programs from Policy to Production.


Call: 678-426-5160

Metro-Atlanta office:

114 Townpark Drive

Kennesaw, GA 30144

New office in Murfreesboro, TN coming in Q2 2020


Our History


1st developer of SPI Dynamics 

WebInspect​, a dynamic scanning tool that finds and prioritizes web application vulnerabilities





SPI Dynamics WebInspect bought by HP 

Sr. Engineer with

HP AppSec ​


Dennis Hurst founds Saltworks Security because of a growing need in the development community for security practices that won't slow down SDLCs.

He focuses on building a company that implements powerful tools, securing every stage of development.

Saltworks Security re-formed as a joint venture with Orasi Software. Now, the two companies go hand-in-hand, partnering with companies to make their development processes agile and secure. 

Dennis Hurst's industry experience, before Saltworks

Executive Staff

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Mr. Dennis Hurst is a highly respected security expert with unprecedented expertise in the area of application security and the integration of security into all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). His broad experience in security, application development, product management, and IT Operations have given him the knowledge and experience to work with many Fortune 500 companies around the globe implementing successful application security programs.

Mr. Hurst has also been influential in many industry organizations such as the Cloud Security Alliance, the Open Web Application Security Project, and other industry groups. He is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), where he co-wrote the Application Security section of v1 & v2 of the CSA guidelines. 

He lives with his wife and two kids in the metro Atlanta area and enjoys travelling, riding his Harley motorcycle, and refinishing furniture with his woodworking and welding skills.  

Founder & President

Dennis Hurst

Susan has a demonstrated history of working in the computer and network security industry. She works to create networking and cooperative opportunities between Saltworks and their partner companies, to maximize the powerful tools and services provided by other AppSec players and put these assets in the hands of Saltworks' clients. She also manages company-wide marketing efforts. 


She enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and her Sheepadoodle named "BB-8".

VP of Operations and Marketing 

Susan Hurst


Rick has spent the last 20 years in IT security, and the past 10 focused on helping customers build and mature application security programs.  At Saltworks Rick leads our delivery team of consultants to help organizations plan, build, and execute on world class application security programs.

His specialties include Web Application Security, Risk  Management, PCI, Security Architecture, Infrastructure Design and Build,Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention, UNIX/Linux. 

He lives with his wife and four children in the Nashville area and enjoys woodworking in his free time.  

Client Partner

Rick Dunnam


Kavadellas brings more than 32 years of sales and management experience in software and service industries to his role as President and CEO where he guides the strategic direction of the firm and maintains a pulse on the development and delivery of services.

Prior to founding Orasi in 2002, Kavadellas was the Executive VP of Software Product Divisions at Starbase, where he established executive product direction and integration strategies for the company’s suite of applications. Immediately prior to Starbase, he was the Founder and CEO of Technology Builders, Inc. (TBI); where he grew the company to $30 million with more than 750 clients.

Before he founded TBI, Kavadellas was the VP of Sales for KnowledgeWare, where he led the southern region sales team in successful corporate complex solution selling; personally and consistently demonstrating over-quota performance in providing application development tools and services to Fortune 500 organizations. Prior to that, he was the regional manager at Computer Associates (CA) for 3 years.

Kavadellas earned a B.A. in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He lives in Woodstock with his wife Lisa, and has three daughters: Alexandra, Katie, and Caroline. He also recently welcomed his first grandchild.

CEO of Orasi Software, Inc.

Nick Kavadellas