Today, SAFECode announced the appointment of Howard Schmidt as its new Executive Director. At a time when Cybersecurity has become a top priority for governments in the US and around the world, Howard’s experience and reputation will help SAFECode be more effective in promoting proven software assurance practices across the industry and with governments across the world.
SAFECode has received praises among the software assurance community for its technical reports describing practices that have proven to be effective among its members. Publishing these reports contributes to improving software assurance in two ways:
- It helps software development organizations across the industry understand the steps they need to take to develop more secure products
- It helps customers and governments understand the processes vendors are putting in place to deliver product security.
Having Howard guide and represent SAFECode will help promote these software assurance practices to a broader audience and ultimately raise the level of software assurance across the industry.
Welcome Howard! I am looking forward to this new collaboration.