Prior to his work as Principal Software Assurance Engineer at MITRE, Kevin E. Greene was R&D Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security. He is currently on the organizing committee for HackNYC, helping to organize talks and sessions around protecting and securing our national infrastructure. I spoke with Kevin about the current state of software security and how each of us can play a roll in the security of modern software. About Kevin E. Greene With more than 17 years of information assurance and security experience in security program management, assessment, auditing, and testing, Kevin Greene brings valuable skills and capabilities to the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). As a member of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) Cyber Security Division, Greene has identified, developed, and transitioned technology projects through multiple commercial and academic organizations for the past two years. Responsible for the oversight and management of research and development projects for improving the testing, analysis, and evaluation techniques used in software quality assurance tools, he currently is focusing on the build-out of the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP), a national marketplace and collaborative research forum designed to advance secure software development best-practices within the industry.