Dr. Herbert Thompson

Dr. Herbert Thompson is an internationally renowned speaker and expert on software security. He is the co-author of the first book on software security testing, "How to Break Software Security" (Addison Wesley 2003) ISBN: 0321194330. In addition, he writes frequently for magazines like Dr. Dobbs, ACM Queue, IEEE S&P and many others and frequently speaks and gives keynotes at conferences like RSA, Gartner, and SD Expo. Herbert holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics but has worked in the area of computer security his entire career. He is currently Director of Security Technology for Security Innovation where he leads teams of security penetration testers on contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense. He is also Principal Investigator on many U.S. DoD grants to find new techniques to penetrate software.