Ryan Berg and I were walking the expo floor at RSA Conference 2014 and ran into Michael Coates. We stopped for a chat to find out what Michael has been up to and the plans for the future of “Shape”.
Resources in this Segment
- Shape Security
The ShapeShifter offers the first comprehensive defense against major web attacks. Existing security technologies try to detect attacks based on how they appeared or behaved in the past. This is not effective against adversaries who are constantly changing their code and behaviors to avoid detection. It also does nothing against previously unknown attacks.
- Michael Coates
Michael Coates, director of product security at Shape Security, was previously head of security at Mozilla, where he built the security program from the ground up to protect Firefox and other products. Coates is also the Chairman of OWASP, the worldwide organization dedicated to web application security, with over 40,000 participants in more than 100 countries.
- Ryan Berg
Ryan is the Chief Security Officer at Sonatype. Before joining Sonatype, Ryan was a co-founder and chief scientist for Ounce Labs which was acquired by IBM in 2009. Ryan holds multiple patents and is a popular speaker, instructor and author, in the fields of security, risk management, and secure application development. Prior to Ounce Labs, Ryan co-founded Qiave Technologies, a pioneer in kernel-level security, which later sold to WatchGuard Technologies in 2000. In the late 1990′s, Ryan also designed and developed the infrastructure for GTE Internetworking/Genuity’s appliance-based managed security services.