Veracode Appoints Former Gartner Research Analyst Joseph Feiman as Chief Innovation Officer

Focusing on Advanced Technologies to Drive Innovative Detection and Protection Strategies

BURLINGTON, Mass. – December 1, 2015 Veracode, a leader in protecting enterprises from today’s pervasive web and mobile application threats, today announced esteemed former Gartner Research analyst Joseph Feiman has joined the company in the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer, reporting directly to Bob Brennan, CEO. In this role, Joseph Feiman will focus on advanced technologies that drive innovative detection and protection strategies to further extend what is already the most comprehensive end-to-end platform for application security in the industry.

Joseph Feiman brings to Veracode his nearly two decades of experience with Gartner helping enterprises shape their application security strategies. Before joining Veracode, Joseph Feiman was a research vice president and Gartner Fellow for seven years, focusing on application and data security within the enterprise security research team. A trusted advisor to CISOs around the world, his work earned him two Gartner Thought Leadership Awards and excellence award. Joseph Feiman is widely credited with shaping the application security market and creating the runtime application self protection (RASP) category, an innovative approach to protecting applications from cyberattacks.

“Application security is a crucial, underserved segment of enterprise security and one of the fastest growing segments within enterprise security. It’s common knowledge that cyberattackers target web applications as a primary vector for easy entry, yet security teams continue to struggle to address this risk effectively,” said Joseph Feiman. “Regardless of how enterprises buy, build or operate software, they need help and Veracode’s people, processes and technology do more than any other in the industry to secure those applications. I am truly excited to be joining a team of the world’s foremost application security experts that have led the industry in helping enterprises secure their software applications”

“The success of essentially every industry today depends on having reliable software that keeps us, our applicaitons and our information secure. As we see with increasing frequency, the impact of a breach can be devastating – both financially and physically. The world is waking up to this reality, fueling demand for assurance that the world’s software is secure,” said Bob Brennan, Veracode CEO. “It’s a point of pride to be able to show customers that Veracode has the very best talent in the industry they rely on to make their software more secure. Today, we add the leading, independent voice on application security to that list. Joseph will bring his vast experience to bear on the challenges our customers face and allow them to go further, faster.”