SOURCE: Ounce Labs

April 30, 2007 07:55 ET

Chief OWASP Evangelist Dinis Cruz Joins Ounce Labs' Advisory Board

Security Expert Appointed Director of Advanced Technology to Solidify Company's Technical Dominance in the Market

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 -- Ounce Labs, the leader in software security assurance, today announced the appointment of Dinis Cruz to their Advisory Board and as the company's Director of Advanced Technology. With an extensive career in source code security, penetration testing and security curriculum development, Cruz is one of the world's foremost consultants on application security. He has also achieved prominence with his role in OWASP , the Open Web Application Security Project, as a board member and their Chief Security Evangelist.

"Ounce Labs understands the pressures placed on security executives and provides the detailed software vulnerability analysis needed to demonstrate positive results," said Cruz. "In my career, I've gained a clear understanding of what the security needs are for some of the world's largest institutions. It is my pleasure to join Ounce Labs as their Director of Advanced Technology to help identify new avenues of technical growth."

Cruz has honed his security skills working as a consultant on ABN AMRO's global security team. He also acts as a senior security consultant and trainer for companies such as Foundstone, Vigilar and Infosys.

"The insight and experience Dinis brings to Ounce Labs is a tremendous asset as we look to expand our technical scope," said Hugh Scandrett, president and CEO of Ounce Labs. "As an advisor and the Director of Advanced Technology he brings a fantastic breadth of experience in application security, .NET Framework and reverse engineering. His technical expertise is helping us more effectively serve a large number of worldwide customers."

About Ounce Labs, Inc.

Ounce Labs™, the leader in software security assurance, delivers products that allow customers to verify that software meets their defined security requirements. Ounce Labs' enterprise-level automated source code analysis provides reliable vulnerability metrics necessary to manage software risk, enforce security policies, enhance audit capabilities, and track compliance efforts. Based on patents-pending Contextual Analysis technology, Ounce Labs' products also pinpoint specific software design errors and coding flaws to simplify remediation during any phase of the development lifecycle. Founded in 2002, Ounce Labs is located in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit

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