How Cybersecurity’s Origins Inform Its Future with Chris Wysopal of Veracode

How Cybersecurity’s Origins Inform Its Future with Chris Wysopal of Veracode

Were you the type of kid who took apart household appliances to see how they worked? Chris Wysopal was, and that curiosity led him to become one of the most important figures in the cybersecurity industry. Gene and Chris talk about everything from Chris’ days with the L0pht and testifying before Congress to how to break into the industry today.

Chris Wysopal is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Veracode, which pioneered the concept of using automated static binary analysis to discover vulnerabilities in software. In the 1990’s, Chris was one of the original vulnerability researchers at The L0pht, a hacker think tank, where he was one of the first to publicize the risks of insecure software. Chris started his career as software engineer that first built commercial software and then migrated to the specialty of testing software for vulnerabilities. He has led highly productive and innovative software development teams and has performed product strategy and product management roles.
 
Chris is a much sought-after expert on cybersecurity. He has been interviewed for most major technology and business publications, including New York Times, The Washington Post, WSJ, Forbes, Fortune, AP, Reuters, Newsweek, Dark Reading, MIT Tech Review, Wired, and many networks, including BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, CNBC, PBS, Bloomberg, Fox News, and NPR. He has keynoted cybersecurity and technical conferences on 4 continents.

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