Code Dx Leadership

Dr. Anita D'Amico, Code Dx CEO

Dr. Anita D’Amico

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Anita D’Amico took on the role of CEO of Code Dx, Inc. after it was spun-out from Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI). She refers to herself as “a starter-upper” who develops a vision and fuels it with the energy, communication, and leadership needed to make that vision a reality. She has done that repeatedly throughout her 35+ years in advanced technology. Anita created the Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions, Inc. in 2000, to develop new technologies to enhance cyber situational awareness, and built it into a recognized leader in government-sponsored cybersecurity research. The technologies that now comprise Code Dx Enterprise, as well as our open-source Code Pulse aid to application penetration testing were originally developed by Secure Decisions under Anita’s leadership. Although Anita has worked for more than 20 years in the cybersecurity domain—starting as the head of Northrop Grumman’s first Information Warfare team—her background is different from most. She is a human factors psychologist, a specialist in cybersecurity situational awareness, and a security researcher. Anita is an expert in how security decisions are made, and takes on the user’s rather than the engineer’s perspective.

At Code Dx, Inc. Anita bridges gaps. She looks for application security barriers and works with the Code Dx team to develop solutions to overcome them. Those barriers could be lack of awareness, cost, difficulty in using AppSec tools and processes, or interpreting the results. To address the awareness gap, Anita has implemented a program that offers Code Dx for free to qualified educational institutions teaching secure coding practices. She is also bridging gaps between potential customers and access to Code Dx by building a robust reseller program that makes it easier for people in various parts of the world to take advantage of Code Dx’s easy and affordable application vulnerability correlation and management system, and to get support and services from local suppliers. A recent Forbes article named Anita D’Amico as one of “five cool women in security” who serve as role models for young women entering the field.

Ken Prole, Code Dx CTO

Ken Prole

CSSLP, Chief Technology Officer

Ken is responsible for defining the technical vision and future growth of the Code Dx product suite. He has a passion for helping organizations through the process of building secure applications. He has published several articles on cybersecurity in peer-reviewed journals and is active in the application security community, attending and presenting at OWASP and DHS SwA Working Groups / Forums. Ken has contributed to freely available application security tools:, a community resource to visually explore and search the Common Weakness Enumeration; and OWASP Code Pulse, a real-time code coverage tool for penetration testing activities. He has also formulated Code Dx’s hybrid analysis strategy for incorporating and correlating the results of multiple static and dynamic application security testing tools. Ken is an (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) and Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD).

With 20 years of software development experience, he understands first-hand the issues that developers have in incorporating security testing into their builds and collaborating with security analysts and testers who are evaluating code for security vulnerabilities. Within his role as CTO, Ken directs the Code Dx development team and provides specialized assistance to our support team.

Martin (Marty) Weber

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

With almost four decades of sales experience, Marty is a proven, successful sales executive with significant expertise in cybersecurity and application development at both the Fortune 100 and start-up levels. He spent 10 years at Cisco, where he was the Vice President, Americas, Global Security Sales Organization, managing a team of almost 200 sales professionals. He was also the SVP Worldwide Sales for start-up ThreatQuotient, Inc. and the Principal for Salesfish Point Services. Throughout his career, Marty has demonstrated a strong track record of consistent growth and revenue generation for sales teams in early stage companies, as well as large organizations.  

Marty earned his BSBA from Georgetown University and his MBA in International Studies from George Washington University.

Dr. Gary McGraw

Gary McGraw, Ph.D.

Strategic Advisor

Gary McGraw is co-founder of the Berryville Institute of Machine Learning. 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 6 other books; and he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. Dr. McGraw has also written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Gary serves on the Advisory Boards of Code DX, Maxmyinterest, Runsafe Security, and Secure Code Warrior. He has also served as a Board member of Cigital and Codiscope (acquired by Synopsys) and as Advisor to Black Duck (acquired by Synopsys), Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), and Invotas (acquired by FireEye). Gary produced the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine for thirteen years. His dual PhD is in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University where he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.