ShiftLeft, a disruptor and innovator in the world of DevSecOps and NextGen SAST and SCA, today named Gary Davis as CRO and Chris Hatter as CISO to round out its leadership team. The new executives bring decades of experience to the company to fuel growth and position the company for long-term success.
“I could not be more excited about joining ShiftLeft at this juncture,” said Gary Davis, CRO of ShiftLeft. “The cybersecurity space has largely been defined by trying to stop an attack once it has breached your company. Imagine a world where we take that away by enabling the development of software that’s free of security related defects at unprecedented speed and accuracy while enabling developers to focus more on coding new features and capabilities rather than security fixes. It’s our time to quiet the noise and empower a culture of collaboration.”
Added Chris Hatter, ShiftLeft’s CISO, “what attracted me to ShiftLeft was the focus on reachability. CTOs and product managers want to ensure that they’re focused on building revenue generating features in software. CISOs are constantly seeking ways to reduce the noise presented to product teams. ShiftLeft is working to be the go-to platform to enable a safe and efficient SDLC.”
“Appointing industry veterans like Davis and Hatter bring us the experience and voice that are essential to be a solutions partner with our customers, now and in the future,” said Stuart McClure, ShiftLeft’s CEO. “We’ve got a lot to do as we look forward, relying on leaders like Davis and Hatter to lend their knowledge and know-how are just what we need as we start the next phase of our journey.”
Davis joins as CRO bringing decades of executive experience canvassing sales, marketing, and products for technology and cybersecurity companies.
Prior to joining ShiftLeft, Davis was Chief Cybersecurity Evangelist at McAfee/Intel Security where he bridged the marketing and monetization functions to drive double digit growth at a time when the core market was experiencing flat to low single-digit growth.
He is a sought-after speaker on topics and trends in digital security, including the evolving threat landscape, securing the internet of things, and many more. He has presented at high-profile conferences and events around the world, including Blackhat, CES, Mobile World Congress, SXSW, and the World Knowledge Forum. Davis has appeared on all major broadcast networks and radio channels and has been quoted in mainstream media outlets covering breaking cybersecurity topics. He is the author of, Is Your Digital Front Door Unlocked? Your Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital Age, a book that offers a cradle to grave look at how we all amass a data lake online along with steps we can take to control it.
Chris Hatter comes to ShiftLeft as its first CISO. He will be responsible for the organization’s security program, influence while enabling the developer and customer-centric go-to-market strategy and will serve as a customer advocate in ShiftLeft’s product roadmap. Prior to joining ShiftLeft, Chris spent 6 years as Nielsen’s Chief Information Security Officer. He had the unique responsibility of greenfielding a modern, cloud-first security program for Nielsen’s global businesses. Chris focused on strategic planning, aligning security objectives with business objectives, scaling product security by empowering engineering teams and implementing cyber capabilities that support Nielsen’s digital and cloud transformations.
ShiftLeft empowers developers and AppSec teams to dramatically reduce risk by quickly finding and fixing the vulnerabilities most likely to reach their applications and ignoring reported vulnerabilities that pose little risk. Industry-leading accuracy allows developers to focus on security fixes that matter and improve code velocity while enabling AppSec engineers to shift security left.
A unified code security platform, ShiftLeft CORE scans for attack context across custom code, APIs, OSS, containers, internal microservices, and first-party business logic by combining results of the company’s and Intelligent Software Composition Analysis (SCA). Using its unique graph database that combines code attributes and analyzes actual attack paths based on real application architecture, ShiftLeft then provides detailed guidance on risk remediation within existing development workflows and tooling. Teams that use ShiftLeft ship more secure code, faster. Backed by SYN Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Blackstone, Mayfield, Thomvest Ventures, and SineWave Ventures, ShiftLeft is based in Santa Clara, California. For information, visit: www.shiftleft.io.