Veracode Wins Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award
Veracode announces that The Wall Street Journal has selected Veracode as one of the distinguished winners of the Technology Innovation Awards. The award honors companies, individuals and organizations world-wide for technological breakthroughs in such areas as medicine, software, the Internet, wireless and consumer electronics.
Veracode was selected because of its unique ability to scan binary code for vulnerabilities in software. An excerpt from the Wall Street Journal article announcing the winners reads: "This method is just as accurate as examining source code, says Chris Wysopal, Veracode's co-founder and chief technology officer, but it can be used without requiring developers to turn over the proprietary source code. More important, it opens new uses for security testing by enabling customers to check for vulnerabilities in software they've purchased from a vendor or an outsourcer."
The Wall Street Journal received more than 700 entries for the Innovation Awards, and a Journal editor narrowed the field down to the 162 that were scored by the judges. Judges looked for innovations that broke new ground in their fields and that demonstrated some measurable impact. Only four percent of the entries received the final award in 16 different categories. The list of award winners is included in the print editions of The Wall Street Journal dated September 29, 2008, and on The Wall Street Journal's web site.
Veracode will be honored at an awards ceremony and dinner October 21, 2008 in Redwood City, California at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel. Featuring a keynote address by Padmasree Warrior, the chief technology officer of Cisco Systems, the ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Dow Jones Alternative Energy Innovations conference.
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