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Dr. James A. Whittaker is a professor of computer science at the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) and is founder of Security Innovation.
is the author of How to Break Software and coauthor (with Hugh Thompson) of How to Break Software Security, and over fifty peer-reviewed papers on software development and computer security.
He has also served as a testing and security consultant for Microsoft, IBM, Rational, and many other United States companies.
Security Innovation - Company - Management
Dr. James A. Whittaker, Ph. D. - Founder Founder of Security Innovation, Dr. Whittaker is a professor of computer Science at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and is recognized in business, government and academic circles around the world as a leading authority on software testing and security.
A prolific author and speaker, he
has written more than one hundred papers and articles on software development and computer security, and is a frequent keynote speaker for industry and corporate conferences. Dr. Whittaker
has written six pioneering books on various aspects of software engineering and security, including the soon to be released "How to Break Web Software" and How to Break Software Security, which is widely regarded as the definitive text on application security testing techniques.He
has contributed written and oral commentary for media outlets such as InformationWeek
, CIO Update
, CSO Magazine
and Dr. Dobbs Journal
.Dr. Whittaker is a founding member of the Application Security Industry Consortium, Inc. (AppSIC), an association of industry technologists and leaders to help establish and define cross-industry application security guidance and metrics.Dr. Whittaker holds patents on various inventions in software testing and defensive security applications and has attracted tens of millions of dollars in funding, sponsorship and license agreements while a professor at FIT.In 2001 he was appointed to Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board and was named a "Top Scholar" by the editors of the Journal of Systems and Software based on his research publications in software engineering.His
research team at FIT
is well known for its development of exploits against software security, including cracking encryption, passwords and infiltrating protected networks via novel attacks against software defense.Dr. Whittaker also serves as a software testing and security consultant to various U.S. government agencies, as well as to some of the world's largest software companies including SAP, IBM and Symantec.Dr. Whittaker received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, and a B.A. degree in Computer Science from Bellarmine College.
Software Security Summit Announces Keynote Speakers for Debut Event in La Jolla, California April 12-14
HUNTINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2005-- BZ Media LLC today announced the debut of the Software Security Summit conference, April 12-14 in La Jolla, Calif., with kickoff keynote presentations by the former cyber chief of the Department of Homeland Security, Amit Yoran; the chief security officer for Oracle, Mary Ann Davidson; and noted security expert and author James A. Whittaker, chief scientist at Security Innovation and professor of computer science at Florida Institute of Technology.
...James A. Whittaker, speaking on "Understanding the Arts of your Adversary," is chief scientist at Security Innovation Inc. and a professor of computer science at the Florida Institute of Technology.
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Earlier this week, former Google executive James Whittaker published a blog post explaining why he left the company.