After 23 years working as a senior executive and Board member at Cigital/Synopsys, I resigned January 4, 2019.  Read my official statement here: https://apothecaryshed.com/2018/12/11/leaving-cigital-synopsys-after-23-years/.

I will remain a fiercely independent participant in the software security conversation. I will serve as a Technical Advisor and Board member to forward-thinking firms (see below). I will continue to collect data, make measurements, and do science. And I will dust off my machine learning and AI chops and see what happens when those fields intersect software security.

I advise the following companies.

Maxmyinterest, Board of Advisors

Max is an intelligent cash management solution that helps you earn more on FDIC-insured bank deposits, automatically.

NTrepid, Chair, Technical Advisory Board

NTrepid makes advanced network security products to protect Internet and Web users.

Ravenwhite Security, Corporate Advisor

Ravenwhite Security is a technology provider fighting phishing and pharming.

Secure Code Warrior, Chair, Technical Advisory Board

Secure Code Warrior helps developers secure code faster through engaging training and advanced technology


Active Investments (gemvest, LLC)

Six Trees Capital

Six Trees Capital, LLC is the founding investor firm of Maxmyinterest, intelligent cash management.  I am a member of the Maxmyinterest Board of Advisors.


LLR is a private equity firm investing in mid-stage technology companies.  LLR invested in Cigital during its pre-acquisition rapid growth stage and has an active security portfolio.


Ntrepid is a private corporation creating advanced security technology.  I helped to assemble and currently Chair the Ntrepid Technical Advisory Board.

Selected Past Boards

Cigital (acquired by Synopsys), Board of Directors

Cigital was purchased by Synopsys in November 2016.

Codiscope (acquired by Synopsys), Board of Directors

Codiscope was purchased by Synopsys in November 2016.

Invotas (acquired by FireEye), Board of Advisors to CSG

Invotas was purchased by FireEye in 2016.

Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Technical Advisory Board

Dasient was purchased by Twitter in 2012.

Fortify Software (acquired by HP), Chair, Technical Advisory Board

Fortify was purchased by HP in 2010. Read the story of a successful technology transfer from Cigital Labs through Kleiner-Perkins to HP.

Counterpane Internet Security (acquired by BT), Technical Advisory Board

Counterpane was purchased by BT in 2006.

Authentica (acquired by EMC), Technical Advisory Board

Authentica was purchased by EMC in 2006.

Indigo Security (acquired by Tablus), Technical Advisory Board

Indigo Security was purchased by Tablus in 2004.

Academic Boards

School of Informatics, Indiana University, Dean’s Advisory Council

Department of Computer Science, University of California, Davis, Industrial Affiliates Board of Advisors

Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia, CLAS BA Computer Science Committee

IEEE Computer Society, Board of Governors

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