Mano Paul has been appointed as software assurance advisor by (ISC)2.
A certified secure software lifecycle professional (CSSLP) and certified information systems security professional (CISSP), both (ISC)2 certifications, he has more than ten years of experience in information security, software assurance and software development, with responsibilities that include designing and developing security programs from compliance to coding, security in the software development lifecycle, and providing risk management, security strategy and security awareness and education.
He is the founder of SecuRisk Solutions and Express Certifications and previously worked for Dell in a variety of security and software positions. In his position Paul will advise organisations on software assurance strategy, education and certification, as well as speak on behalf of (ISC)2 at events and conferences around the world on software assurance topics. His mission is to heighten awareness regarding the proliferation of security vulnerabilities resulting from insufficient software lifecycle development processes as well as solutions.
W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2, said: “Although Mano has been advising (ISC)2 informally for the past year, his contributions have become so invaluable that we wanted to formalize the relationship by appointing him our software assurance advisor. We are pleased that Mano has accepted this role and will continue to raise awareness of the critical issue of insecure software.”
Paul said: “I have been involved with various (ISC)2 initiatives for some time and am proud of the outstanding work the organisation has done and continues to do to further the cause of software assurance. My role as software assurance advisor will enable me to provide guidance on critical software security issues as well as technical expertise for a range of products and services.”