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Q&A: Denim Group CTO on DevSecOps and Resolving Disconnect

The tendency for disconnection persists between developers and security watchdogs, but there are ways to get them on the same page. That is one of the goals of the Denim Group, which provides application security assessments and strategies for addressing risks. It can be complicated bringing security and developers together in the midst of transformation, especially in sectors that are heavily regulated. Denim Group has worked in such spaces, including government.

In 2013, Denim Group landed a research grant with the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security Division that went toward further development of the technology behind ThreadFix, a platform for managing vulnerability of applications.

Dan Cornell, CTO and principal with Denim Group, spoke with InformationWeek during the DevOps World Conference about intertwining the needs of security and DevOps

About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.


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