Christien Rioux, Chief Scientist of Veracode, is responsible for the technical vision and design of Veracode’s advanced security technology. Working with the engineering team, his primary role is the design of new algorithms and security analysis techniques.
Prior to co-founding Veracode in 2006, Christien founded @stake, a security consultancy, as well as L0pht Heavy Industries, a renowned security think tank. As a research scientist at @stake, Christien developed new software analysis techniques and applied cutting edge research to solve difficult security problems. He also led and managed the development for a new enterprise security product in 2000 known as the SmartRisk Analyzer (SRA), a binary analysis tool and its patented algorithms, and has been responsible for its growth and development since then.
At L0pht, Christien co-authored the best-selling Windows password auditing tool @stake LC (L0phtCrack) and the AntiSniff network intrusion detection system. His other activities with L0pht included significant security research, publication work and public speaking engagements.
Christien is also responsible for numerous security advisories in many applications, operating systems and environments. He is recognized as an authority in the areas of Windows product vulnerability assessment, application optimization and program analysis.
His background includes 30+ years of computer programming and software engineering experience on a wide range of platforms and for numerous companies, including financial institutions, mechanical engineering firms, educational institutions and multimedia groups.
He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. In his free time, Christien enjoys writing music, drawing and building electronics.