and CIOs
Security Influencers
The Purple Book Community
and Security Partners
and Academics

One Community, Many Goals

Spread Challenge Awareness
Further knowledge of the biggest roadblocks to software, application, and product security
Create Valuable Resources
Produce content and educational materials that professionals can put to daily use
Power Networking
Provide a platform for thought leaders and practitioners to connect and exchange ideas
Amplify Recognition
Give AppSec evangelists and DevSecOps champions their time in the spotlight, and celebrate their achievements

Our Vision

To connect security leaders and practitioners with a purpose-driven and trusted Community that equips people with the expertise to embrace secure development practices, solve ever-evolving challenges, and ultimately democratize software security.

The Security Visionary Checklist:

Do you think today’s software, application, and product security are too complicated and prone to vulnerabilities?
Are you looking to share your expertise in software, application, or product security?
Is networking with and learning from other security thought leaders a personal goal?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these,
Purple might be your new color.

Software Security Leaders & Practitioners

You are invited
Securing software in a world moving at the speed of DevOps is a monumental challenge. To take this challenge head-on, we brought 25+ innovative security leaders together to build a community and write a modern reference book on the State-of-Software-Security.

Our book and the vibrant community supporting it have set out to create awareness, share challenges, and promote best practices that inspire secure development.

We're sharing The Purple Book as a free resource so that people and organizations everywhere can work towards simplifying security, while staying protected and compliant. To power it, we need dynamic insights from leaders across the field. Join us and be a part of software security's ever-evolving dialogue.

Coauthors of the Purple Book

Shaun Khalfan
Discover Financial Services
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Les Correia
Global Head of Application Security, Estee Lauder
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Cassie Crossley
VP, Supply Chain Security, Cybersecurity & Product Security Office
Schneider Electric
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Vijay Jajoo
KPMG Partner, Tech Industry Lead
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Jyothi Charyulu
Fidelity Investments
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Karthik Swarnam
Chief Security and Trust Officer
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Jimmie Lee
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Dr. Koushik Sen
Professor at UC Berkeley,
Software Engineering
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Teza Mukkavilli
Chief Security Officer and Head, IT,
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Gary Hayslip
CISO, Softbank Investment Advisers, “The Vision Fund”
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Vandana Verma
Security Relations Leader, Snyk; Global Board of Directors, OWASP
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Upendra  Mardikar
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Deep Kapadia
VP of Engineering, Ro
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Mithun Rajoor
Head of Application & Infrastructure Security (AIS)
S&P Global
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Nikhil Gupta
Founder & CEO, ArmorCode Inc
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Sean Davis
Chief Security Architect, NielsenIQ
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Poornaprajna Udupi
Executive in Residence
Scale Venture Partners
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Mark Lambert
Chief Product Officer
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Piyoush Sharma
Head of Enterprise Security, Platform & Web
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Valmiki Mukherjee
CEO & Founder
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Julie Tsai
Board Member
Bay Area CSO Council
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Pavi Ramamurthy
CISO & Security Evangelist
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Dhawal Thakker
Principal - Cyber Risk - National Leader - Governance Risk & Compliance
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David M'Raihi
Chief Product Security Officer, Rivian
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Robert Rodriguez
Chairman and Founder, SINET
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Arvin Bansal
CISO, Americas, Nissan Motor Corporation
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Jonathan Dambrot
CEO, Cranium AI, Inc.
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David Truong
Senior Principal Research Engineer
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Munish Gupta
President & Cyber Advisory Head
Inspira Enterprise
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Anshu Gupta
Silicon Valley CISO Investments
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Adrian Peters
Managing Director, CISO, Vista Equity Partners
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Sangy Vatsa
EVP, CTO, Chief Digital Officer, FIS Global
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The Purple Book Community Leaders

Shannon Lietz
DevSecOps Foundation
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Suchindran Ramachandran
K7 Computing
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Sumit Johar
CIO, Automation Anywhere
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Todd Dekkinga
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Leon Ravenna
KAR Global
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Gopi Ramamoorthy
Head of Security & GRC Engineering
Symmetry Systems
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Sujeet Bambawale
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer,
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Ratinder Ahuja
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Prabhath Karanth
Global Head of Security and Trust, Navan
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Mel Reyes
Global Chief Information Officer & CISO,
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Sangram Dash
Head of InfoSec (CISO), Sisense
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Dustin Lehr
Senior Director, Platform Security, Fivetran
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Paul Griffiths
Euromoney Institutional Investor
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Mark Merkow
Application Security Engineer
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Michael Machado
Chief Data and Security Officer,
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Zeid Zumot
Manager II, Security Operations
Synopsys Inc
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Matthew Sharp
CISO Evolution LLC
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Sundar Vincent
Executive Director
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
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Natarajan K V
Vice President
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David Scott
Sr. Director, Product Security, Intuitive
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John McCormick
CTO / CISO / Privacy Leader, TIAA Gresham Investment Fund
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Shamyo Chatterjee
Global VP of IT and Security, Linksys
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Srini Cherukuri
Head, IT Services
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Rohit Parchuri
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Daniel Hooper
CISO - Robinhood Money, Robinhood
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Tejas Shroff
Sr. Director / Managed Security Services, NTT DATA Services
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Timothy Walsh
Principal Information Security Analyst, Mayo Clinic
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Vinodh Kumar Allam
Practice Partner, Wipro Technologies
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Michael Piscatello
Solution Architect, EY
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Selim Aissi
Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Blackhawk Network
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Shaq Khan
Founder and CEO,
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Aarushi Goel
Engineering Manager - Security Development
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Nick Shevelyov
Nick Shevelyov Consulting
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Oleg Gryb
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Patrick Benoit
Global Chief Information Security Officer
Brink's Inc
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Reza Nazeman
CIO Ventures
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Raghav Srinivasan
Senior Manager, Product Security
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Russell Ragar
Director of Product Security, Snapdocs
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Kunal Bhattacharya
Head of Application Security at SentinelOne
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I am pretty stoked for the launch of The Purple Book & Community. It has been a few months in the making and it was great to exchange insights and experiences with solid security folks. Thank you, team!
Poornaprajna Udupi
CTO, Good Money, ex-Netflix Security
The Purple Book is a useful guide and community of practitioners focused on accelerating software delivery while ensuring it’s secure, enabling digital transformation, and increasing business value.
Shaun Khalfan
SVP, CISO, Discover Financials
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