Djenana Campara Invited to Present to the Governmental Committee on Improving Cybersecurity Research in the United States and at the SD Times Security Summit
BURLINGTON, Mass. — Mar 24, 2005 — Klocwork Inc., the leading provider of automated solutions that improve software security and quality, has been recognized for its thought leadership and expertise in the area of secure software development. Djenana Campara, CTO and founder of Klocwork, recently presented to the Committee on Improving Cybersecurity Research in the United States on March 10, 2005 at the National Academies in Washington, D.C. She also will be presenting a session, “A Manager’s Security Checklist,” at SD Times’ Software Security Summit on April 13 in San Diego.
The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) was established in 1986 to provide independent advice to the federal government, through various projects and committees, on technical and public policy issues relating to computing and communications. It is comprised of leaders in information technology and complementary fields from industry and academia. The goal of the Cybersecurity Research Study Committee – part of the CSTB – is to get an understanding of present issues, practices and future research needs in the several areas of “usability” as it affects information security. The committee sees this as critical and is working on future research priorities in several areas: network management systems, software development tools, and consumer-oriented devices.
Campara was invited to discuss the importance of understanding the existing state of software development, and what she believes is needed to achieve and maintain more secure software and associated development practices. The committee is tasked with making project and funding recommendations and wanted to hear Campara’s opinion on what research federal agencies such as the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and National Security Administration (NSA) should pursue in the next five years to measurably improve software security. Campara also shared her views on where the most important research opportunities are in terms of moving closer to the desired state of security.
“Most traditional software development practices are failing to address the real challenges posed by today’s constant hacker attacks and software viruses,” said Campara. “It is critical that developers address and ensure security at the beginning of the development lifecycle, before any coding weaknesses or security vulnerabilities can be exposed. Having spent years as a software developer and then as a manager overseeing a development organization, I understand the critical nature of this issue. I look forward to helping to educate the industry and working to advance the state of security.”
At the upcoming SD Times Software Security Summit, Campara will use real-world examples to teach software developers about software security best practices, and provide a checklist for managers who are responsible for software security to help them become proactive in the treatment of software security vulnerabilities. Her class will take place on Wednesday April 13, from 9:30-11:00 a.m.
The demand for secure software is presenting significant challenges to the traditional methods of software development, including increased pressure to write more secure software while simultaneously reducing operational costs. Companies use Klocwork tools to identify code and security defects, as well as software program architectural and system flaws; perform code review and analysis; and measure the efficiency and productivity of their software development processes. Klocwork is a leading provider of automated solutions that allow software development organizations to decrease the product development cycle while at the same time achieving outstanding security and quality in their critical software initiatives.
Klocwork helps developers create more secure and reliable software. Our tools analyze source code on-the-fly, simplify peer code reviews, and extend the life of complex software. Over 1000 customers, including the biggest brands in the mobile device, consumer electronics, medical technologies, telecom, military and aerospace sectors, have made Klocwork part of their software development process. Thousands of software developers, architects, and development managers rely on our tools everyday to improve their productivity while creating better software.