Dr. Thompson is a world-renown expert in application security. He has co-authored or edited 12 books including, How to Break Software Security: Effective Techniques for Security Testing (with Dr. James Whittaker), and most recently, The Software Vulnerability Guide. As the chair of the Application Security Industry Consortium, Inc. (AppSIC), he leads an association of industry technologists and leaders to help establish and define cross-industry application security guidance and metrics.
Dr. Thompson continually lends his perspective & expertise on the trends driving security testing including vulnerability detection and management, secure software development, security ROI and threat modeling. He is the principal investigator on several US Government research grants and has authored more than 60 academic and industrial publications on software security. Dr. Thompson earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Florida Institute of Technology, where he remains an adjunct professor.