Gary McGraw is the CTO of Cigital, Inc., a software security consulting firm with headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area and thirteen offices throughout the world. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best-selling books on this topic. His titles include Software Security, Exploiting Software, Building Secure Software, Java Security, Exploiting Online Games, and six other books. He is also editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. Dr. McGraw has also written more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, authors a periodic security column for SearchSecurity, and is frequently quoted in the press.
Besides serving as a strategic counselor for top business and IT executives, Gary is on the advisory boards of Max Financial, NTrepid and Ravenwhite. He has also served as advisor to Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP) and Invotas (acquired by FireEye). His dual PhD is in cognitive science and computer science from Indiana University, where he serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Informatics. Gary served on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors and produces the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine (syndicated by SearchSecurity).