Chris Wysopal is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Veracode, which pioneered the concept of using automated static binary analysis to discover vulnerabilities in software. Prior to Veracode, Chris was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec.
In the 1990’s, 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 to the US Congress on the subjects of government security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software.
Chris started his career as software engineer that first built commercial software and then migrated to the specialty of testing software for vulnerabilities. He researched software security for the first vulnerability research think tank, L0pht Heavy Industries, from 1994-1999. He is one of the authors of L0phtCrack, the Windows password auditing program. He is the author of Netcat for Windows an open source security tool.
Chris has led highly productive and innovative software development teams. He has performed product strategy and product management roles.
Chris is a much sought after expert on cybersecurity. He has been interviewed for most major technology and business publications and many TV networks. He has keynoted cybersecurity and technical conferences on 4 continents.