John Steven

Founding Principal at Aedify Security

GOTO Chicago 2017

John Steven

Through his firm Aedify, John advises innovative security product firms as well as maturing security initiatives. John leads one such firm, ZeroNorth, as CTO. For two decades, John led technical direction at Cigital, where he rose to the position of co-CTO. He founded spin-off Codiscope as CTO in 2015. When both Cigital and Codiscope were acquired by Synopsys in 2016, John transitioned to the role of Senior Director of Security Technology and Applied Research. His expertise runs the gamut of software security—from managing security initiatives, to cloud security, to threat modeling and security architecture, to static analysis, as well as risk-based security orchestration and testing.

John is keenly interested in software-defined security governance at the cadence of modern development. As a trusted adviser to security executives, he uses his unparalleled experience to build, measure, and mature security programs. He co-authors the BSIMM study and serves as co-editor of the Building Security In department of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine. John is regularly invited to speak and keynote.

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