Chris Wysopal, Veracode

Chris was one of the first
security researchers I met, in 2000, when he and the rest of the L0pht
had just become part of @stake. I’ve probably interviewed him more
often than anyone else on this list and he’s helped me with dozens of
stories over the years. He always had five minutes to explain why I had
screwed something up (often), what a good story angle might be or why
an attack, vulnerability or trend was important (or not).

Chris was one of the first
security researchers I met, in 2000, when he and the rest of the L0pht
had just become part of @stake. I’ve probably interviewed him more
often than anyone else on this list and he’s helped me with dozens of
stories over the years. He always had five minutes to explain why I had
screwed something up (often), what a good story angle might be or why
an attack, vulnerability or trend was important (or not). He has the
institutional memory of having been in the industry for close to 20
years, both on the research side and corporate side and he knows where
the bodies are buried.

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