Fred Pinkett

Fred Pinkett
Fred is a Product Marketing and Management executive with 25 years experience and an expertise in the security industry.

Recent Posts

I’ve been doing leading edge security technologies for decades now and I am watching it happen again - the pattern I’ve seen as a security vendor product manager. The Wheel of Security Time turns and the next age begins....

Colombia Emeralds and a Jewel of Denial

by Fred Pinkett on December 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Last week I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Security Zone 2012 conference in Cali, Colombia. First of all, I have to say that the Colombian people I met were friendly, warm and gracious. Edgar Rojas and his...

In a recent TechTarget article, Gartner Analyst Ramon Krikken is cited talking about Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), Database Audit and Protection (DAP) and XML gateways as a lower cost ‘solution’ to the application...

Responsible Product Management

by Fred Pinkett on May 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Recently Mary-Ann Davidson of Oracle wrote a well considered blog post regarding the PCI’s contractual requirement that software developers of PCI certified applications disclose all reported or internally found...

Since Security Innovation is a provider of application security training, we often get asked for advice on how to build an application security training program. Tom started this topic recently here, and I will go into a...

As we all know, when you run things in the "Cloud" it’s "as-a-Service". There’s Software as a Service (SaaS), which started the terminology, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platforms as a Service (PaaS), etc....

In my first entry on Application Security ROI, I promised to delve into three areas of Application Security ROI a little more deeply. In this entry, which will now have to be the second of a trilogy given the title and...

How Threat Modeling Saved My Life

by Fred Pinkett on May 9, 2011 at 10:47 AM

There’s been a joke in the software industry that goes something like this:

Every so often in my career someone new to security comes along whose is from a different industry, or who is, well, new to all fields, and comes up with a great idea that goes something like this: People don’t buy...

I recently had an MRI, and, being a security geek, it got me thinking about scanning and application security. They checked my brain out, and despite some people’s expectation, found one there. Luckily there was no big...