Gary McGraw, PH.D. (Chairman)

Chief Technology Officer, Cigital

Gary McGraw is the Chief Technology Officer of Cigital, where he is responsible for technology transfer, services outreach, and corporate strategy. As part of his position, Gary is a trusted advisor of many Cigital customers at the highest levels. Gary is also an advisor for several companies, including Maxmyinterest, Codiscope, and Ravenwhite Security.

Gary helped spearhead the field of software security. He got into the field by questioning why Java encountered so many issues in the 1990’s. In 2000, Gary wrote Building Secure Software with John Viega, which was the first software security book in the world. Gary has written 12 books, and is the bestselling author of Software Security.

Gary is also a philanthropist associated with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Kiva, Where’s Aubrey, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In addition to being an accomplished musician, featured in two bands, Gary enjoys travel, collecting art, and spending time on his “pretend” farm in Clarke County, VA.