SOURCE: Veracode

February 01, 2010 09:00 ET

Veracode Co-Founder, CTO Chris Wysopal Named to SANS Security Thought Leader Program; Speaking at SANS AppSec 2010

Wysopal to Share Perspective on Integrating Security Into the SDLC and Creating an Industry Software Whitelist at SANS AppSec and RSA Conferences

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Veracode Inc., provider of the world's leading Application Risk Management Services Platform, today announced that Chris Wysopal, co-founder and CTO, was named to the SANS Security Thought Leader program. The SANS Thought Leader program was initiated three years ago by Stephen Northcutt, president of the SANS Technology Institute, who also maintains the SANS Leadership Laboratory. Those chosen by Northcutt for the Thought Leadership interview series are people who have made a major contribution to the field of information security and who help create the products that protect information resources. Wysopal was selected due to his pioneering development and improvement of application security testing as well as his on-going research within the industry.

"It is an honor to be named a SANS Thought Leader and to be associated with some the leading pundits and entrepreneurs in the IT security industry," said Wysopal. "More importantly, I view this as another opportunity to further the awareness and underscore the advancements in the area of application security, which is truly hitting the mainstream as a fundamental requirement for managing and mitigating software risk."

Previously, Wysopal was named one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTO's and one of the 100 most influential people in IT by the editorial staffs of eWeek, CIO Insight and Baseline Magazine.

Speaking at SANS AppSec 2010 and RSA

On Thursday, February 4, 2010, at the SANS Institute's 1st annual AppSec Conference, in San Franciso, Wysopal will participate with other industry leaders in a panel discussion on security integration in the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). For more information on the event, please visit:

Following the AppSec Conference, Wysopal will be speaking at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, on March 3, 2010, where he will discuss the possibility of an industry software whitelist as well as methods for detecting certified pre-owned software and devices. For more information on the event, please visit:

About Veracode

Veracode provides the world's leading Application Risk Management Platform. Veracode SecurityReview's patented and proven cloud-based capabilities allow customers to govern and mitigate software security risk across a single application or an enterprise portfolio with unmatched simplicity. Customers include the world's largest and most security aware organizations in every industry. Recognized as a Gartner "Cool Vendor," The Wall Street Journal's "Technology Innovation Award," The Banker's "Information Security Project of the Year" with Barclays, SC Magazine's "Best Vulnerability Assessment Solution," Information Security "Readers' Choice Award," and AlwaysOn Northeast's "Top 100 Private Company," Veracode is Software Security Simplified™. For more information, visit

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