For the past 35 years, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has honored leaders from around the world who continue to make positive impacts within their industries. We’re thrilled to share that, this year, Veracode’s CEO Sam King has been named a winner in the Entrepreneur Of The Year® New England award! This prestigious program celebrates entrepreneurs like Sam who are leading successful companies, underscoring each nominee’s innovation, financial aptitude, and commitment.
Awarded to executives who work hard to build leading businesses that create jobs and contribute to their communities, the Entrepreneur of the Year® honor celebrates Sam’s dedication to cementing Veracode as a leader of the pack in software security.
Sam was selected for her integral role in Veracode’s growth, success, and innovation over the past 15 years, initially as a founding team member and then as CEO. Her inspiring leadership, ability to succeed in a complex economic environment and commitment to community, diversity, and mentorship were recognized for their lasting effects on both Veracode and the New England area. Under King’s leadership, Veracode has become the fifth largest cybersecurity employer in MA, an eight-time Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, and a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Static Analysis Security Testing.
"I am honored and humbled to be named an Entrepreneur Of the Year® winner," said Sam. "Software is the backbone of modern business and society, but also one of its biggest sources of risk, making software security more important than ever. This award recognizes the innovative spirit and collective dedication of the entire Veracode team to keeping companies – and society – safe from harmful cyberattacks, and celebrates our ongoing impact on software security."
Sam joins an esteemed multi-industry, international community of unstoppable creators and disrupters from around the globe who are shaking up their industries by breaking boundaries – something that is critical in software security. As evident in the recent United States Executive Order on Cybersecurity, those developing software today need to understand and tackle their security risk earlier in the software development lifecycle so that they can stay one step ahead of threat actors.
There is still work to be done when it comes to embedding security earlier in the development process, much of which comes down to the right scans in the right places and developer education that sticks. Veracode’s comprehensive approach to application security, including a focus on DevSecOps and developer enablement, helps speed up that process of software creation by catching flaws faster and aiding in vulnerability prioritization.
Following the Executive Order – and this honor for Sam – we’re excited to help improve the standardization and structure around software security that will, ultimately, shape the future of cybersecurity.
You can watch a full video of the award ceremony here.