SOURCE: Ounce Labs

March 05, 2008 15:02 ET

Ounce Labs Founder and CTO Jack Danahy to Present at SecureGOV 2008 Symposium

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) -

What:      Jack Danahy, founder and CTO for Ounce Labs, the industry
           leader in software risk analysis, will present a session titled
           "Creating a Security-Aware Acquisitions Process" at the
           SecureGOV 2008 Symposium this week.

Overview:  When considering the risk associated with the acquisition of
           software, either from a vendor or an outsourcer, there are
           several overriding security issues that arise. All of these
           concerns require careful planning, execution and monitoring to
           verify that they are addressed prior to acceptance of the
           software. With growing emphasis on the need for application
           security, organizations are beginning to explicitly identify the
           security requirements of an outsourced project up front, and
           writing acceptance criteria into the contract itself to ensure
           the security of the source code.

Where:     The symposium is being held on March 9-11th at the Williamsburg
           Woodlands Hotel & Suites in Williamsburg, Va.

When:      Mr. Danahy will present on Sunday, March 9th at 1:00 p.m.

Speaker:   Jack Danahy is founder and chief technology officer of Ounce
           Labs as well as one of the industry's most prominent advocates
           for software security assurance. Prior to Ounce Labs, he founded
           Qiave Technologies, a pioneer in kernel-level security that was
           acquired by WatchGuard Technologies in October of 2000.
           Previously, Danahy served as the managing director of
           engineering for BBN/Genuity's managed security services.

About Ounce Labs, Inc.

Ounce Labs' solutions enable organizations to identify, prioritize and eliminate business risk to the enterprise caused by software security vulnerabilities. With Ounce Labs, organizations strengthen application security, protect confidential information and verify compliance with both internal policies and industry mandates such as PCI, FISMA, HIPAA and others.

Ounce Labs' software analyzes application source code to provide the most complete and accurate analysis of application vulnerabilities and their relative priorities, enabling business users and IT professionals to optimize their resources on resolving the most critical issues. Unique in its ability to scale across an organization's entire portfolio of applications, Ounce is used enterprise-wide by many of the world's most security-conscious organizations, including AT&T, IBM, Intel, Lockheed Martin, GMAC, Eos Airlines, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Unisys and VeriSign.

Led by senior executives with deep enterprise software and security expertise, Ounce Labs is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with regional offices throughout the U.S. and Europe. For more information, please visit

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