Ponemon Institute names Security Innovation’s CEO Ed Adams a Distinguished Fellow

August 27, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: Security Innovation

Wilmington, Mass., – August 20, 2012 – Ed Adams, Security Innovation‘s Chief Executive Officer, was recently named a Distinguished Fellow by the Ponemon Institute – a research center dedicated to privacy, data protection and information security policies.

Ponemon Institute Fellows represent some of the top security practitioners and experts in the world, associated with many of the leading brands including Symantec, Sally Mae, Carnegie Mellon, McAfee, AT&T, Amazon, and the US Department of Homeland Security. The organization relies on its Fellows to gather information about best practices, security measures, and breaches and help guide future research and collaboration. Recently, Security Innovation and Ponemon worked closely on an Application Security Maturity research study that shed light into some of the systemic issues leading to insecure software applications.

“Ed’s successful leadership experience and expertise in the software quality space, combined with his current responsibilities at Security Innovation of helping organizations reduce application security risk align with the goals of Ponemon to protect users of digital information,” said Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute. “He is a great asset to our team of Distinguished Fellows, and we look forward to his future contributions.”

Mr. Adams was also recently elected as a member of The International Secure Software Engineering Council (ISSECO), a non-profit organization with a mission to standardize the education and certification of skills for secure software development. The organization was founded by Prof. Dr. Sachar Paulus, former CSO of SAP, and consists of members with extensive experience in the field of software engineering and security.

ISSECO oversees the maintenance of a secure coding syllabus, training materials, exam content and public communications. ISSECO has certified over 400 individuals in Europe and plans to expand to North America in the 2nd half of 2012. Security Innovation is an accredited training provider for ISSECO’s CPSSE certification (Certified Professional for Secure Software Engineering.) The company provides exam preparation training and will contribute training content and exam questions to the ISSECO community

“I am very proud that with Security Innovation, one of the leading secure software training providers world wide, will help us get some foot print in the U.S. market for an independent certification in that area.” Said Dr. Sachar Paulus.

“It’s an honor to be included in such a distinguished group of security professionals at Ponemon and ISSECO,” said Adams. “The power of both organizations is the collective contribution of each of its members and the personal learning opportunities and greater industry impact it produces.”

About Mr. Adams

Mr. Adams founded the Application Security Industry Consortium, Inc. (AppSIC), a non-profit association of industry analysts, enterprise technologists, and security leaders established to define cross-industry application security metrics and best practices. The non-profit eventually morphed into SAFECode at which point Mr. Adams got more engaged with other industry initiatives, including OWASP. Mr. Adams is on the board of the National Association of Information Security Groups (NAISG) as well as the Massachusetts North Shore Technology Council (NSTC).

About Security Innovation

Security Innovation is an established leader in the application security space and offers solutions based on the three pillars of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC): standards, education and assessment. On a mission to help eliminate the root cause of most data breaches – insecure software applications – Security Innovation helps organizations build internal expertise, uncover critical vulnerabilities and integrate security into their software development lifecycle. The company’s flagship products include TeamProfessor, the industry’s largest library of application eLearning courses, and TeamMentor, a web-based secure development methodologies product.

Security Innovation is privately held and is headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA.

Note to Editors: Security Innovation, NTRUEncrypt, TeamMentor, TeamProfessor, and the Security Innovation logo are trademarks of Security Innovation. All other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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