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Core Software Security by Anmol Misra, James Ransome

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About the Authors
James Ransome, Ph.D., CISSP, CISM
Dr. James Ransome is the Senior Director of Product Security and respon-
sible for all aspects of McAfee’s Product Security Program, a corporate-wide
initiative that supports McAfees business units in delivering best-in-class,
secure software products to customers. In this role, James sets program
strategy, manages security engagements with McAfee business units,
maintains key relationships with McAfee product engineers, and works
with other leaders to help define and build product security capabilities.
His career has been marked by leadership positions in private and pub-
lic industries, including three chief information security officer (CISO)
and four chief security officer (CSO) roles. Prior to entering the corporate
world, James had 23 years of government service in various roles support-
ing the U.S. intelligence community, federal law enforcement, and the
Department of Defense.
James holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems. He developed/tested a
security model, architecture, and provided leading practices for converged
wired/wireless network security for his doctoral dissertation as part of
a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance
Education program. He is the author of several books on information secu-
rity, and Core Software Security: Security at the Source is his 10th. James is
a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the
Computing and Information Disciplines, and he is a Certified Information
Security Manager (CISM), a Certified Information Systems Security
Professional (CISSP), and a Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow.
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Anmol Misra
Anmol Misra is an author and a security professional with a wide range
of experience in the field of information security. His expertise includes
mobile and application security, vulnerability management, application
and infrastructure security assessments, and security code reviews. He
is a Program Manager in Ciscos Information Security group. In this
role, he is responsible for developing and implementing security strategy
and programs to drive security best practices into all aspects of Ciscos
hosted products. Prior to joining Cisco, Anmol was a Senior Consultant
with Ernst & Young LLP. In this role, he advised Fortune 500 clients
on defining and improving information security programs and practices.
He helped corporations to reduce IT security risk and achieve regulatory
compliance by improving their security posture.
Anmol is co-author of Android Security: Attacks and Defenses, and is a
contributing author of Defending the Cloud: Waging War in Cyberspace.
He holds a masters degree in Information Networking from Carnegie
Mellon University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer
Engineering. He is based out of San Francisco, California.

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