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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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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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How Can CISOs Create A Balanced Portfolio Of Cybersecurity Products?

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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A Word About Security in Application LifeCycle Management (ALM)

Agile development and DevOps are fueling the evolution of application lifecycle management (ALM) as delivery cycles continue to shrink. While the original promise of end-to-end visibility and traceability is still important, today’s ALM is more..

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DevOps Security: Turn Security into Code [RSA Preview]

The San Francisco edition of the annual RSA security conference is just around the corner. DevOps security is a hot topic right now, and the RSA schedule includes a day-long seminar dubbed "DevOps Connect: DevSecOps Edition."

The list of security..

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WOO HOO... Contrast Security a Finalist for RSA Innovation Sandbox 2017

Please reserve time at RSA on Monday, February 13 at 1:00 PM, to see RSA Innovation Sandbox 2017 finalist Contrast Security present its innovative self-protecting software technology.

RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security..

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Gazing Ahead: 2017 Cyber Security Predictions

Contrast Security co-founders Arshan Dabirsiaghi and Jeff Williams are included in an SC Magazine article by Greg Masters entitled "Gazing Ahead: Security Predictions." 

This piece features a roundup of the top 2017 cyber security predictions from..

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