Chief Technology Officer, Director, and Co-Founder

Matias Madou, Ph.D

Matias Madou, PhD is Chief Technology Officer, Director, and Co-Founder of Secure Code Warrior. He is a researcher and developer with more than 15 years of hands-on software security experience.
"Before I created my own company, I was helping to build tools that were quite good at finding vulnerabilities in code, but they didn’t give any context sensitive guidance or fix security problems. I wanted to build a solution that would help developers write secure code, that would guide them in real time when they are writing and help prevent them from introducing a problem and make it trivial to fix. Developers needed their own Sensei for secure coding."

Matias is a researcher and developer with more than 15 years of hands-on software security experience. He has developed solutions for companies such as Fortify Software and his own company Sensei Security. Over his career, Matias has led multiple application security research projects which have led to commercial products and boasts over 10 patents under his belt. When he is away from his desk, Matias has served as an instructor for advanced application security training courses and regularly speaks at global conferences including RSA Conference, Black Hat, DefCon, BSIMM, OWASP AppSec and BruCon.

Matias holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Ghent University, where he studied application security through program obfuscation to hide the inner workings of an application.

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