SOURCE: Ounce Labs

December 07, 2006 07:59 ET

Ounce Labs Founder Jack Danahy Joins Other Top Industry Experts as Member of AppSIC

Thought Leaders Bridging Gap Between Application Security and Business Needs

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2006 -- Ounce Labs, the leader in software security assurance, today announced that its founder and Chief Technology Officer, Jack Danahy, has joined the Application Security Industry Consortium (AppSIC). Along with other industry luminaries, Danahy will help promote the consortium's goals of improving organizations' ability to measure application security via the creation of standards industry metrics and proliferating knowledge of application security. Other members in the organization include top security experts from companies such as ING, Microsoft, SAP, Security Innovation, and Yoran Associates.

"AppSIC brings together the top minds from academic, corporate, government and vendor organizations, all of which have a major stake in improving the security of the software we all rely on," said Dr. Herbert Thompson, Chief Security Strategist of Security Innovation and Chair of AppSIC. "Mr. Danahy is a welcome addition to our team, considering his knowledge of the space and impact he has had on the way enterprises look at securing applications."

AppSIC provides guidance and resources for organizations on how to successfully implement application security to achieve maximum business value. With his experience helping customers create software security assurance practices using Ounce Labs' source code vulnerability analysis technology, as well as over 15 years as a security practitioner, Danahy brings to the consortium valuable, real-world insight.

"Businesses are quickly learning that there are effective ways to protect critical data and resources against application attacks," said Danahy. "Security testing during software development and before deployment eliminates many of the long-term software costs associated with patching, downtime, and security breaches. I'm pleased to join AppSIC and work with organizations to achieve the benefits of improved security enlightenment."

About Ounce Labs, Inc.

Ounce Labs™, the leader in software security assurance, delivers products that enable customers to manage software risk in applications across the enterprise, traceable down to individual lines of code. The Ounce solution features patents-pending source code analysis technology, which scans source code to pinpoint programming errors, design flaws, and policy violations. Ounce offers the most accurate and complete software vulnerability results, the fastest time-to-results, the only complete application portfolio management, and the greatest deployment flexibility. Customers using the Ounce software security solution include leading organizations in financial services, telecommunications, software development, government, and other industries focused on protecting data, reducing software vulnerabilities, and complying with industry regulations. Ounce Labs is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with regional offices throughout the U.S. For more information, please visit

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