Erez Yalon

VP of Security Research at CheckMarx

I am the Head of Security Research at Checkmarx, a global leader in application security.
In this role, I lead the company’s security research efforts, overseeing and managing three teams (in two countries) of top-notch professionals - researchers, analysts, pen-testers, secure development engineers, and bounty hunters.
Building and leading this group of experienced defenders, attackers, and security researchers is quite a challenge. Still, it brings invaluable skills and knowledge vital for maintaining Checkmarx’s top-notch vulnerability detection technology and security education platform.
I am enthusiastic about my work and believe it makes a huge difference out there.

“No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced”
- Sir David Attenborough
While I enjoy all aspects of my job, I think my favorite part is to be able to educate and raise security awareness. This brought me to found and lead the AppSec Village as part of DEF CON, lead several OWASP projects and give talks at global events and conferences like RSAC, DEF CON, and Black Hat.

I’m always interested in hearing from security professionals, so feel free to contact me if you’d like to connect, or just follow me here or on Twitter @ErezYalon