I’m pleased to announce, actually I’m *thrilled* to announce, that James Whittaker has joined our group. James is a well-known author and speaker on software testing and security. He most recently worked as a professor of computer science at Florida Tech where he ran a huge software security research team. James created the “How to Break…” book series with Addison Wesley. He wrote How to Break Software, How to Break Software Security and How to Break Web Software.

He’s also one of the folks behind the Holodeck testing tool.

He’s a cool guy, sharp as a tack, with a very dry sense of humor, so we should get along just fine! He’ll be a peer of mine, reporting to Steve Lipner, and is initially focused on our internal security and privacy training.

As I'm sure most of you will agree, hiring good security people takes time, and hiring talent like James is rare indeed.

Welcome, James!