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Ofer Maor

Director, Solutions Management, Synopsys

Member of the Board, OWASP


A leading technology expert and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in information and application security. In the past two decades, I have been involved with a wide range of activities around information and application security, from hands on technology research, development, networking, IT and (ethical) hacking, through product building, strategy, marketing and sales, and all the way to M&A. In my current role I am part of an exciting journey with Synopsys (SNPS) to become the leader in Software Security & Quality through the acquisition and integration of various leading technologies and solutions in this space.

Prior to Synopsys I founded several security technology companies, the latter acquired by Synopsys, and the rest were all acquired or are public to date. As Founder and CTO of Seeker, now acquired by Synopsys, I've pioneered IAST, the next generation of application security testing technology, currently used by some of the largest organizations in the world to continuously improve their software security. Prior to Seeker I was the Founder and CTO of Hacktics, a world-leading security services group, later acquired by Ernst & Young, and was previously the leader of Imperva's Application Defense Center research group.

Over the past 15 years I have been involved with OWASP and its community, and was part of the journey of OWASP growing from a small initiative to the unquestionable standard in software security. Over the years I've been involved with multiple projects an activities within OWASP. I have served as the Chairman of OWASP Israel, and helped grow the Israeli community to over 1000 people, with over 500 attendees each year in our annual event. I've also served on the OWASP Global Membership Committee.