Ed Adams

Chief Executive Officer, Security Innovation

Ed Adams is a software quality and security expert with over 20 years of experience in the field. He served as a member of the Security Innovation Board of Directors since its inception in 2002 and took over as CEO in 2003.

Before his work at Security Innovation, Ed held senior management positions at Rational Software, Lionbridge, Ipswitch, and MathSoft. He was also an engineer for the US Army and Foster-Miller earlier in his career.

Ed is a Ponemon Institute Research Fellow, Privacy by Design Ambassador by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Forbes Technology Council Member, and recipient of multiple SC Magazine’s Reboot Leadership Awards. He sits on the board of Cyversity, a nonprofit committed to advancing minorities in the field of cyber security, and is a BoSTEM Advisory Committee member.

Ed has presented to tens of thousands of security professionals at reputable industry events such as RSA Conference (the US and Asia), Ponemon Institute’s RIM Renaissance, Connected Security Expo, Mozilla’s Privacy Lab, Allstate CyberCon, Applied Materials Global Technology Conference, Insperity Security Conference, Levi Strauss Cybersecurity Conference, and others. He has contributed commentary for The Associated Press, CSO Magazine, Forbes.com, SC Magazine, Boston Globe, CIO Update, Wall Street Reporter, Cyber Defense Magazine, Investors Business Daily, and CFO Magazine. He also is the host of Ed TALKS, a monthly panel that debates risk-based approaches to securing software and its ecosystem.

Ed graduated from UMass Lowell with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and English Literature and earned his MBA with honors from Boston College.

Ed Adams's Events

Why Software Still Stinks and What You Can Do About It!

Date: Wednesday, September 14

Track Two (Tech Demos)

Tech Demos

Presented by: Ed Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Security Innovation

Ever wish someone explained cyber attacks/hacks in plain language, using easy to understand metaphors, and made you laugh while doing it? Well, here it is. Come watch me hack a live cloud application and explain 5 top attacks. Fun!