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Data Mining a Mountain of Zero Day Vulnerabilities

London, U.K, – 12 March, 2011 – Veracode, Inc., provider of the world’s only independent, cloud-based application risk management platform, today announced that Chris Wysopal, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer will speak at Black Hat Europe 2012. The event will be held at the Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 14-16 March.

Chris Wysopal’s presentation, titled ‘Data Mining a Mountain of Zero Day Vulnerabilities’, will explore the most common software security flaws. It will examine which industries have the most secure and least secure code, and reveal what types of mistakes developers make most often. It will also answer questions such as: Which languages and platforms have the apps with the most vulnerabilities? And should you be most worried of internally built apps, open source, commercial software, or outsourcers?

Veracode has used static binary analysis on thousands of software applications submitted by large enterprises, commercial software vendors, open source projects, and software outsourcers, to create an anonymised vulnerability data set.

Chris Wysopal is recognised as an expert and well-known speaker in the information security field. He has testified on Capitol Hill on the subjects of government computer security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software. He also has spoken as the keynote at West Point, to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and before the International Financial Futures and Options Exchange in London. At Veracode, Mr. Wysopal is responsible for the security analysis capabilities of Veracode technology.

He is a founder of the Organisation for Internet Safety (OIS), which established industry standards for the disclosure of Internet security vulnerabilities, and author of The Art of Software Security Testing: Identifying Security Flaws, published by Addison Wesley and Symantec Press in December 2006.

The Black Hat Briefings have become the biggest and most important security conference series in the world. They serve the information security community by delivering timely, actionable security information in a vendor-neutral environment.

Veracode is also a Gold sponsor of Black Hat Europe and will be exhibiting at the event on March 14-15, demonstrating the capabilities of the Veracode platform.

For more information on the Black Hat Europe event, please visit

About Veracode

Veracode is the only independent provider of cloud-based application intelligence and security verification services. The Veracode platform provides the fastest, most comprehensive solution to improve the security of internally developed, purchased or outsourced software applications and third-party components. By combining patented static, dynamic and manual testing, extensive eLearning capabilities, and advanced application analytics, Veracode enables scalable, policy-driven application risk management programs that help identify and eradicate numerous vulnerabilities by leveraging best-in-class technologies from vulnerability scanning to penetration testing and static code analysis. Veracode delivers unbiased proof of application security to stakeholders across the software supply chain while supporting independent audit and compliance requirements for all applications no matter how they are deployed, via the web, mobile or in the cloud. Veracode works with customers in more than 80 countries worldwide including Global 2000 brands such as Barclays PLC and Computershare as well as the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). For more information, visit, follow on Twitter: @Veracode or read the ZeroDay Labs blog.

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Paula Averley
Origin Communications
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