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The Human Right to Software Security Transparency - Jeff Williams, Contrast Security

Updated: Dec 15, 2022

Software and app security have been black boxes for too long. The attacks on SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline gave the US federal government more urgency to push for transparency across cybersecurity - from software bill of materials (SBOMs) and mandates.


We spoke with Jeff Williams, Co-Founder and CTO of Contrast Security, about what makes software and app security so difficult, why even the largest organizations still have insecure code, and your human right to security transparency. All this and more on The Cyber Jack Podcast.

Jeff Williams, Contrast Security
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Jeff brings more than 20 years of security leadership experience as Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Contrast. Previously, Jeff was Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aspect Security, a successful and innovative application security consulting company acquired by Ernst & Young.


Jeff is also a founder and major contributor to OWASP, where he served as Global Chairman for eight years and created the OWASP Top 10, OWASP Enterprise Security API, OWASP Application Security Verification Standard, XSS Prevention Cheat Sheet, and many other widely adopted free and open projects. Jeff has a BA from the University of Virginia, an MA from George Mason, and a JD from Georgetown. ###

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