Panelists will Share Varying Views of the Underwriters Laboratories Certification for Software in IoT Products
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NORTHPORT, N.Y. – SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 – Code Dx, Inc., a provider of an award-winning suite of fast and affordable tools that help software developers, testers and security analysts find, prioritize and manage software vulnerabilities, today announced that its CEO, Anita D’Amico, Ph.D., will participate on a panel at AppSec USA 2016, being held in Washington, D.C., October 11-14, 2016.
Dr. D’Amico will be on a panel titled “Should there be an Underwriters Laboratories Certification for Software in IoT Products?” being held on October 13 at 2:15 p.m. Her fellow panelists include: Joshua Corman, founder of I Am The Cavalry and former CTO of Sonatype, Kevin Greene, program manager at the Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (DHS S&T). The panelists will discuss the pros and cons of the Cybersecurity Assurance Program, a collaboration of DHS, Underwriters Laboratories and industry partners, that would test and certify the security of devices that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT), such as infusion pumps and refrigerators. One of the goals of the program is to ensure that software embedded in these devices is free of vulnerabilities that could be exploited.
“The Cybersecurity Assurance Program is a very controversial topic,” said Anita D’Amico, Ph.D., CEO for Code Dx. “Proponents believe that it will provide the necessary security safeguards for the vastly expanding Internet of Things; while opponents see it as too large of an investment for the small number of attacks that it would be designed to prevent. Our panel will discuss the opinions of both sides and the impact it may have on the application security community.”
At AppSec USA 2016, Code Dx will be co-exhibiting with the SWAMP (Software Assurance Marketplace) in booth G8 and providing a live demo of its Application Vulnerability Management System.
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Code Dx, Inc. is a leading provider of easy and affordable software vulnerability correlation and management systems that enable software developers, testers and security analysts to find and manage vulnerabilities in software. The award-winning Code Dx solution integrates the results of multiple static and dynamic Application Security Testing (AST) tools and manual reviews into a consolidated set of results for quick and easy triage, prioritization and remediation. The core technology was partially funded by Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology (DHS S&T) to help secure the nation’s software supply chain. For more information, please visit www.codedx.com or contact Code Dx at (631) 759-3993 or via email at Info@CodeDx.com.
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