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Surag Patel, Chief Strategy Officer

Surag Patel brings more than a decade of experience to Contrast Security, where he serves as Chief Strategy Officer. An experienced, highly analytical product and marketing executive, Surag’s focus is in driving Contrast’s global marketing and product strategy. Prior to Contrast, Surag served as Vice President of Global Product Management and Corporate Marketing for 41st Parameter, which was acquired by Experian in 2013. Prior to 41st Parameter, Surag led global data strategy and consumer insights for InMobi, the largest global independent mobile ad network. Surag blends his experience of bringing innovative products to market with a mix of engineering expertise, product strategy and domain expertise. Prior to InMobi, Surag spent five years at comScore leading advertising effectiveness research and development of the Ad Effx™ suite of products. Surag holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Masters in Engineering Management from Duke University.

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Contrast Application Security Platform Accepted Into Department of Defense Platform One

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) takes cybersecurity to new levels. Platform One, a program based out of the U.S. Air Force Office of the Chief Software Officer, builds and secures technology tools across the military that are used to “guide,..

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Contrast Security Named a Visionary in the 2020 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing”

Contrast Security was named a “Visionary” in the 2020 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing.” Vendors are evaluated based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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AppSec-related Must-do Activities and Sessions at RSA 2020

This year’s theme at RSA Conference 2020 is the Human Element. Fundamentally, what those of us do in the realm of cybersecurity goes beyond protecting our networks, applications, and systems; it’s about people protecting people.

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Contrast Security Recognized as the only "Visionary" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for 2019

Gartner just released its new Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Application Security Testing (AST) for 2019. Gartner evaluates companies based on “Completeness of Vision” and “Ability to Execute” criteria and determines how vendors are positioned within the..

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"BETTER" Security in 2019 - Lessons from RSA

We’ve recently wrapped up a dynamic week at RSA 2019 in San Francisco where we had over 500 visitors to our booth, executive meetings and won the Cyber Defense Magazine Award for Editor’s Choice Application Security. It’s a good time to reflect..

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