ITSPmagazine chats with Gary McGraw, Cigital CTO during AppSec California

ITSPmagazine meets up with Gary McGraw, CTO of Cigital, to discuss diversity, education, and the Internet of Things. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation with Gary:

  • Cigital, which was recently bought by Synopsys, now has 1,000 people doing software security, which is a field Gary helped found over 20 years ago.
  • Synopsys is highly concerned with education in the university system.
  • Gary gives 8-10 talks per year to universities to get the kids who are learning about computer science to think the right things about not just security buy what their career could look like and what their options are.
  • Gary's Philosophy is security needs to be built in; we need to make sure code and design are properly address the risks we face.


Gary McGraw
CTO, Cigital