Chris Wysopal

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Chris Wysopal is CTO at Veracode, which he co-founded in 2006. He oversees technology strategy and information security. Prior to Veracode, Chris was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @Stake, which was acquired by Symantec.

In the 1990s, 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. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the subjects of government security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software.

Chris holds a bachelor of science degree in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of The Art of Software Security Testing.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Chris Wysopal and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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