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Rusty is an application security evangelist and Sales Engineer Manager for U.S. Public Sector at Checkmarx. Rusty has more than 23 years of software development, sales engineering, team management, and security consulting experience. During this time, Rusty has helped some of the largest organizations in the world in industries ranging from finance, entertainment, and Silicon Valley technology leaders in the private sector to public sector organizations within the DoD, Civilian and Intel communities implement solutions to secure software development life cycles.

DevSecOps and Security Automation – Making Application Security a Part of Development

In my previous article on the GovDevSecOpsHub, I examined the need for identifying and eliminating application-level cybersecurity vulnerabilities – such as those found in IaC and APIs – and explained why application security is becoming such a difficult challenge for…

The Up-Hill Climb of Modern Application Security

According to the analyst firm Gartner, “Over 70 percent of security vulnerabilities exist at the application layer, not the network layer.” This number was even higher in findings by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which found that…




We launched GovDevSecOpsHub to focus on the next evolution of application development, DevSecOps, which brings cybersecurity teams and tools into the development process sooner so that applications are more secure and safeguarded against cyber threats.

In  GovDevSecOpsHub we’ll look at the evolution from traditional software and application development to the DevOps model. We’ll talk about the importance of moving from DevOps to DevSecOps. We’ll highlight the technologies and cultural changes necessary to make this shift happen. And we’ll profile government organizations and executives that are the “boots on the ground” as the government pivots towards the DevSecOps model.