Chris Wysopal

Chris Wysopal

Chris Wysopal, co-founder and CTO of Veracode, is recognized as an expert and a well-known speaker in the information security field. He has given keynotes at computer security events and has testified on Capitol Hill on the subjects of government computer security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software. His opinions on Internet security are highly sought after and most major print and media outlets have featured stories on Mr. Wysopal and his work. At Veracode, Mr. Wysopal is responsible for the security analysis capabilities of Veracode technology.

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  • How Executive Order on Artificial…
    | By Chris Wysopal

    Unlike in the 1800s when a safety brake increased the public’s acceptance of elevators, artificial intelligence (AI) was accepted by the public much before guardrails came to be. “ChatGPT had 1 million users within the first five days of being available,” shares Forbes. Almost a year later, on…

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  • 25 Years Later: Reflecting on L0pht’s…
    | By Chris Wysopal

    I look back on L0pht’s testimony before Congress in 1998 with a mix of pride and reflection. It’s been twenty-five years since our group of hackers (or vulnerability researchers, if you will) stepped up to raise awareness about the importance of internet security in front of some of the world’s…

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  • 2003 Testimony to Congress Proves That…
    | By Chris Wysopal

    Back in May 1998, as a member of the hacker think tank, L0pht, I testified under my hacker name, Weld Pond, in front of a U.S. Senate committee investigating government cybersecurity. It was a novel event. Hackers, testifying under their hacker names, telling the U.S. government how the world of…

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  • Executive Order Update: NIST…
    | By Chris Wysopal

    On May 12, 2021, President Biden announced an executive order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. The order, which outlines security initiatives and timelines, calls for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to enhance the security of the…

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  • Live From RSAC: Anne Neuberger…
    | By Chris Wysopal

    Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology, addressed President Biden’s executive order at the virtual RSA Conference this week. The executive order, announced on May 12, 2021, aims to safeguard U.S. cybersecurity and modernize cybersecurity defenses. As…

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  • A Closer Look at the Software Supply…
    | By Chris Wysopal

    Software security is a big focus of the Biden administration’s recent executive order on cybersecurity. In fact, an entire section, or 25 percent, of the order is dedicated to software security requirements. In the wake of the SolarWinds cyberattack, the security of the software supply…

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