PRLog - May 11, 2012 - Application security pioneer among elite group honored with distinguished recognition
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Aspect Security is pleased to announce that Jeff Williams, co-founder and CEO, is a winner of the Baltimore SmartCEO magazine’s VOLT award, which recognizes the accomplishments of Greater Baltimore’s pioneering technology leaders. The honor was announced Thursday, May 10, at a gala at the Westin BWI Hotel in Linthicum, Md. Williams was named a pioneering “Cyber Warrior” in the small/emerging business category.
“This year’s VOLT finalists have greatly contributed to the growth of the regional economy as well as global. Collectively, they channel unique innovation, success-driven implementation, an extraordinary competitive advantage and efficient operations,”
Williams received the Cyber Warrior award in the small/emerging business category and is one of nine winners in three categories being recognized for their company’s creative vision, leadership philosophies, innovative strategizing and undeniable work ethic. The 27 VOLT finalists, chosen from more than 300 submissions, are profiled in the May 2012 issue of Baltimore SmartCEO.
As a pioneer in the software development and security field, Williams is one of the world’s foremost experts on application security. He is the co-founder and CEO of Aspect Security, a consulting firm focused exclusively on application security that supports a worldwide clientele with critical applications in the government, defense, financial, healthcare, services and retail sectors. Williams and his team at Aspect Security are founding members of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), through which Williams has made industry contributions including: the OWASP Top Ten, Enterprise Security API (ESAPI), Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS), Risk Rating Methodology and WebGoat. Williams holds advanced degrees in psychology, computer science and human factors, and graduated cum laude from Georgetown Law.
“It’s an honor simply to be included among such an outstanding group,” said Jeff Williams, CEO of Aspect Security. “This award is truly an acknowledgement of the work going on at Aspect Security every day. While I’m honored to be the face of it, the award really belongs to the dedicated professionals at Aspect Security who see a new vision for application security and work tirelessly to bring it to fruition.”
For a complete list of winners and a digital edition of the May 2012 issue, please visit www.smartceo.com. A video of the Cyber Warrior finalists, including the winner, Williams, can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/
Baltimore SmartCEO magazine is a regional publication for growing companies, aimed at providing features, analysis and case studies each month to educate and inspire Greater Baltimore’s thought leaders. Our readers range from young, dynamic companies to established, multi-generational family-owned firms.
About Aspect Security
Founded in 2002, Aspect Security is a consulting firm focused exclusively on application security, ensuring that the software that drives business is protected against hackers. Aspect Security’s engineers analyze, test and validate approximately 5,000,000 lines of critical application code every month. The company unearths more than 10,000 vulnerabilities every year across a wide range of technologies and architectures, and the company’s practical recommendations dramatically improve clients’ security posture. For more information, please visit www.aspectsecurity.com.