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Application Security Market Category Co-founder Joseph Feiman Joins WhiteHat Security as Chief Strategy Officer

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018– WhiteHat Security, the leading application security provider, today announced that Joseph Feiman, former Gartner research vice president and fellow and co-founder of the application security market category, has been named chief strategy officer. Reporting to CEO Craig Hinkley, Mr. Feiman is responsible for WhiteHat’s overarching business strategy and vision, to further its success in empowering secure development and operations.

Mr. Feiman joins WhiteHat with 18 years of experience at Gartner, where he co-founded the application security market category and defined nearly all of the terms used in the space. During his tenure, he served as a trusted resource for security executives and professionals across the globe. Prior to joining WhiteHat Security, he was chief innovation officer at Veracode, helping to bring the company to its culmination, when it was acquired by CA Technologies.

Having followed WhiteHat’s evolution since 2006, Mr. Feiman was drawn to its comprehensive suite of technologies that bridges the gap between security, development and operations teams, to deliver secure applications.

“Applications are the crown jewels of all organizations. They run all of our business and social lives. Yet, application security is still often overlooked in both the development and operation stages,” said Mr. Feiman.

He continued, “WhiteHat is one of the few players in the market that empowers DevSecOps and contributes to the high security of applications. The best vendors must offer multiple technologies and deliver them as a service, hardening application defenses and making testing quick and seamless over the internet. This is precisely what WhiteHat delivers. I have watched the company grow over the last 12 years, and I look forward to building on its success.”

“We are proud to welcome Joseph, who originated the very market we thrive in, to WhiteHat,” said CEO Craig Hinkley. “Joseph knows market challenges and what is needed to mitigate them, inside and out. Therefore, his decision to join our team is a testament to all we’ve worked towards. With his expertise, we are in an ideal position to reach more businesses in need than ever.”


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