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Jeff Williams, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Jeff brings more than 20 years of security leadership experience as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Contrast. Previously, Jeff was co-founder and CEO of Aspect Security, a successful and innovative application security consulting company acquired by Ernst & Young. Jeff is also a founder and major contributor to OWASP, where he served as the Chair of the OWASP Board for 8 years.

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Two New Vulnerabilities added to the OWASP Top 10

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) just released an update to the ten most critical web application security risks.

Back in 2002 I wrote the first OWASP Top 10 list and it was published in 2003. My idea was that application security..

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US Needs a Federal CISO — A Response to the Appointment of a US Cybersecurity Coordinator

In response to the Trump administration announcement of the appointment of a White House cybersecurity coordinator. Contrast Security Co-founder and CTO, Jeff Williams, was ask to provide his thoughts in a recently published CSO article, "US Needs a..

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Automating Application Security in Modern Software Projects

Today, it seems like every organization has become a software company.

The increasing dependence on automation demands that software survive and thrive despite an increasingly hostile environment.

Insecure code has become the leading security..

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Obama Orders Review of Election Hacking

BACKROUND - President Obama recently ordered a “deep dive” into the cyberattacks of this year’s election and he wants the report before he leaves office on January 20. This request comes as President-elect Trump has again dismissed the intelligence..

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Is There a 3rd Category of Application Security Tools Beyond Static & Dynamic?

Recently, Clark Coleman asked a very logical question about application security tools:

Can you explain the difference between DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing) and IAST (Interactive Application Security Testing)? To a novice like me,..
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Application Security: Changes to Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Everyone should be patching like Microsoft.

You can argue with some of the tiny details about how Microsoft schedules patches, but the elephant in the room is that nobody has thought through continuous patching better or for longer than Microsoft.

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So, Now We Have a Federal CISO...

So, now we have a federal CISO, Brigadier General [Retired] Gregory J. Touhill, as part of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB.) But, what does that really mean?

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60 Minutes & the "Signaling System Seven (SS7) Vulnerability"

Over the weekend, 60 Minutes featured a segment on how cellphones and mobile phone networks are vulnerable to hacking, exploiting a security flaw discovered in Signaling System Seven – or SS7. According to security researcher Karsten Nohl, “the..

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The 4 Dimensions of a sound Application Security Strategy

For many application security vendors, "coverage" is the third rail — but it's a critical part of your application security strategy... maybe the most critical.

If you're a CISO, appsec program manager, or anyone else charged with creating an..

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Can Openness in the US Government Lead to Better Application Security?

On Tuesday morning, ZDNet reported that U.S. government has published a new federal policy that aims to encourage more agencies to open-source custom code they’ve developed.

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