Welcome to
The Purple Book

The Purple Book front cover

About The Book

Top security leaders share their perspectives, best practices, and case studies in a growing compendium of insights that professionals can put to daily use. Furthering knowledge of the biggest roadblocks to software, application, and product security, The Purple Book of Software Security is an ever-evolving resource shared freely with the security industry at large.

The goal: help organizations simplify software security while staying protected and compliant. As a cornerstone of our mission to democratize software security, The Purple Book exists to help you solve persistent challenges and inspire secure business and software development practices across your organization.

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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
Tau Ventures
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Jyothi Charyulu
Fidelity Investments
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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
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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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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
Board Member & Treasurer
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
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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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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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