Veracode’s Chris Wysopal to Present at RSA Conference 2014

BURLINGTON, MA, — February 18, 2014 — Veracode, the application security company, today announced that Chris Wysopal, co-founder and CTO, Veracode will present during three sessions at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Chris will participate in a panel discussion regarding third-party software security, discuss the need for a directory of secure software providers, and moderate a discussion regarding the need for a national cyber safety board.

Panel: “Evaluating the Security of Purchased Software: Can we find common ground?” 
  • What: Chris Wysopal will discuss the vulnerabilities in software that continue to put customers at risk. Without a standardized evaluation process, enterprises are forced to purchase blindly and introduce unnecessary risk, or slow the procurement process down hindering innovation. The panel will explore conflicting opinions and attempt to find a useful way forward over the issue of software security evaluation. This panel will be moderated by Howard Schmidt, partner, Ridge-Schmidt Cyber and Wysopal will be joined by Nadya Bartol, senior cyber-security strategist, Utilities Telecom council, Reeny Sondhi, director, Product Security, EMC Corporation, and Steven Lipner, partner director of software security Microsoft Corporation.

  • When:  Tuesday, February 25th at 4:00 PM

  • Where:  RSA Conference. San Francisco, CA, Room 2014

“You Are Known by the Company You Keep: Introducing a secure software vendor exchange program”
  • What: During this presentation Jim Routh, chair of FS-ISAC will discuss the need for a shared repository of secure software providers, and Wysopal will outline Veracode’s vision for a repository of third-party software providers and detail what such a repository would look like, and how it would benefit enterprises purchasing third-party software.

  • When:  Wednesday, February 26th at 2:20 PM

  • Where: RSA Conference. San Francisco, CA, Expo Briefing Center

Moderator: “Should a National Cyber Safety Board be Created to Help Report on Breaches?”

  • What:  As moderator, Chris Wysopal will pose the question, should a National Cyber Safety Board be created to help report on breaches and allow other organizations to learn from these incidents? Could this be the change that causes the number of breaches per year to finally come down? Panelists include; Adam Shostack, program manager, Microsoft Corporation, Alex Hutton, director of Operations Risk and Governance at a financial services organization, Harry Sverdlove, CTO, Bit9, and Jacob Olcott, principal, Cybersecurity Practice, Good Harbor.

  • When:  February 27th at 9:20 AM

  • Where: RSA Conference. San Francisco, CA, Room 3009

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