Global secure coding company, Secure
Code Warrior, today announced the establishment of a Technical
Advisory Board (TAB) to provide guidance, insights and mentoring to the
company regarding the technical direction of its products and services.
The TAB’s overarching objective is to guide the company to take maximum
advantage of existing and new market opportunities in order to deliver
long-term business success.
The TAB will be chaired by Dr. Gary McGraw, a globally recognized
authority on software security and the author of eight best-selling
books on this topic. The initial board members also include Dr. Brian
Chess, former co-founder of Fortify Inc., Dr. Chenxi Wang, investor,
advisor and OWASP board member, and Aaron Bedra, Senior Software
Engineer at DRW, creator of Repsheet, an open source threat intelligence
Matias Madou, CTO and Co-Founder of Secure Code Warrior, said, “Each
TAB member brings a rich and diverse history in software security. By
providing advice, counsel, review and feedback, their unique skills and
experiences in the field will help shape our solutions as we strive to
empower developers with the skills and knowledge to write secure code
from the start.”
“I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured that these four experts join us in
our quest to tackle software security from a proactive angle; fixing the
problem at its core by helping developers shift the focus from reaction
to prevention,” continued Madou.
Secure Code Warrior Technical Advisory Board
McGraw, Ph.D., is co-founder of the Berryville Institute
of Machine Learning. He is a globally recognized authority on software
security and the author of eight best selling books on this topic. His
titles include Software Security, Exploiting Software, Building Secure
Software, Java Security, Exploiting Online Games, and 6 other books; and
he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. Dr. McGraw
has also written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Gary
serves on the Advisory Boards of Maxmyinterest, NTrepid, Ravenwhite, and
Secure Code Warrior. He has also served as a Board member of Cigital and
Codiscope (acquired by Synopsys) and as Advisor to Black Duck (acquired
by Synopsys), Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired
by HP), and Invotas (acquired by FireEye). Gary produced the monthly
Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine for
thirteen years. His dual PhD is in Cognitive Science and Computer
Science from Indiana University where he serves on the Dean’s Advisory
Council for the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.
Chess, Ph.D., was founder and Chief Scientist at Fortify
Software. Brian holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering from the
University of California, where he studied computer security and methods
for identifying vulnerabilities in source code. He has been granted more
than a dozen patents related to integrated circuit design, web-based
applications, and computer security.
Wang, Ph.D., is founder and managing general partner of
Rain Capital Fund, LP, a cybersecurity-focused venture fund. Dr. Wang
also serves on the board of directors for MDU Resources Group (NYSE:
MDU). Previously, Wang was the Chief Strategy Officer at Twistlock. Wang
was the 2016 and 2017 program Co-Chair for Security and Privacy at the
Grace Hopper Conference and named by SC Magazine as a 2016 Women of
Influence. Wang built an illustrious career at Forrester Research, Intel
Security and CipherCloud. Dr. Wang started her career as a professor at
Carnegie Mellon University. She is a sought-after public speaker and a
trusted advisor for IT executives. Wang holds a Ph.D. in computer
science from the University of Virginia.
Bedra is always exploring new and interesting ways to break and
defend software. He is a Senior Software Engineer at DRW, where he works
at the intersection of software, security, and business. Aaron has
served as a Chief Scientist, Chief Security Officer, Chief Technology
Officer, and Principal Engineer/Architect. He has worked professionally
on programming languages, most notably Clojure and ClojureScript. Aaron
is the creator of Repsheet, an open source threat intelligence toolkit.
He is the co-author of Programming Clojure, 2nd and 3rd Edition and a
contributor to Functional Programming: A PragPub Anthology.
About Secure Code Warrior
Secure Code Warrior is a global security company that makes software
development better and more secure. Our vision is to empower developers
to be the first line of defense in their organization by making security
highly visible and providing them with the skills and tools to write
secure code from the beginning.
We have built a powerful platform that moves the focus from reaction to
prevention, training and equipping developers to think and act with a
security mindset as they build and verify their skills, gain real-time
advice and monitor skill development. Our customers include financial
institutions, telecommunications providers and global technology
companies in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific.