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SECURITY INFLUENCERS BLOG

Security influencers provide real-world insight and “in-the-trenches” experiences on topics ranging from application security to DevOps and risk management

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing

Mark's extensive experience spans over 28 years in marketing high-tech products and services to consumers and corporations. Specific area of expertise is application security and mobile application security.

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Contrast Security Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2017 American Business

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | May 9, 2017

Contrast Security was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the New Product or Service of the Year - Software Development Solution category in the 15th Annual American Business Awards. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of..

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The New OWASP Top 10 for 2017 Reveals New Critical Weakness in Application Defenses

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | April 14, 2017

The OWASP Top 10 - 2017 reflects a move towards modern, high-speed software development that we’ve seen explode across the industry since the last version of the Top 10 in 2013. 

While many of the vulnerabilities remain the same, the addition of..

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Rollback of FCC privacy requirements could have broad repercussions

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | April 13, 2017

Last week the United States Congress made the rather unsettling decision to roll-back FCC privacy regulations that prohibited ISPs from selling customers' browser history and other personal information without their permission.  This decision could..

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Today, Apps Are Continuous -- Shouldn't Security Be Too?

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | April 12, 2017

We're beginning to see a growing number of articles appearing in the business press that address the challenges with securing software applications that are being built via an agile or DevOps methodology.  In the past, software would stick to..

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How To Select The Right Products For Your Cybersecurity Portfolio

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | April 6, 2017

So far in his cybersecurity series, Dan Woods' Forbes articles have focused on how to build the right cybersecurity portfolio for your business. He has outlined three key steps companies should take, and advocated that companies not overspend on..

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Thought Leaders

How Can CISOs Create A Balanced Portfolio Of Cybersecurity Products?

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | March 28, 2017

We’re entering a world of deepening complexity when it comes to security for the modern enterprise. With companies integrating legacy data centers, manufacturing facilities, and networks with the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT), all..

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Contrast Security Recognized on CRN’s 2017 Security 100 List

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | March 6, 2017

Los Altos, Calif. – March 6, 2017Contrast Security, the first company to enable self-protecting software, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named them to its annual Security 100 list. This project recognizes the..

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PRESS RELEASE: Contrast Security Named the Only Visionary in Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | March 2, 2017

Company growth, innovative technology and fit with DevOps strengthen Contrast in a fast growing market

Los Altos, Calif. – March 2, 2017Contrast Security, the first company to enable self-protecting software, today announced it was named the..

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PRESS RELEASE: Contrast Named Rookie Security Company of the Year by SC Awards 2017

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | February 24, 2017

Contrast Security’s New Era of Self-Protecting Software Honored with an Excellence Award

Los Altos, Calif. – Feb. 23, 2017Contrast Security was named Rookie Security Company of the Year at the SC Awards dinner and presentation. Contrast, the..

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PRESS RELEASE: Contrast Labs Reveals 25% of Web Apps Still Vulnerable to Eight of the OWASP Top Ten

Mark Hodgson, Vice President of Marketing | February 12, 2017

Research Also Finds that 80 Percent of Software Applications Had at Least One Vulnerability

Los Altos, Calif. – Feb. 13, 2017Contrast Security, the first company to enable self-protecting software, today announced the findings of a security..

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Security Testing Manager
Testing IT, Ltd.
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