BERLIN & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The German Cyber Security Council and Checkmarx, a global leader in cyber and application security testing, announced today the induction of Checkmarx into the German Cyber Security Council. This exciting new membership approval was delivered by key council member, General Secretary of the Council Mr. Hans-Wilhelm Dünn, at the 2016 HLS & Cyber Conference, which took place mid-November in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Checkmarx welcomes the opportunity to extend its knowledge and deep expertise in the application security field to the council and its members, and to join a global advocacy group dedicated to strengthening the global fight against cybercrime.
The German Cyber Security Council was founded in 2012 by a group of renowned security experts and thought leaders. The organization aims to increase collaboration between politics, public administration, businesses and academia for the purpose of protecting IT infrastructure, establishing methods to improve cybersecurity awareness, and developing a nationwide cybersecurity network both in Europe and around the world. The association has a diverse membership base consisting of over 2 million employees from the German economy across large and medium-sized enterprises, critical infrastructure operators, numerous federal states, experts and political decision-makers.
“I am very glad to welcome Checkmarx to be an active member of the German Cyber Security Council, ” said Mr. Dünn, the General Secretary of the Council, “I am hoping this will promote the importance of global collaboration in the cybersecurity field and will also contribute to all members of the council with regards to the awareness and knowledge of the application security field.”
Emmanuel Benzaquen, Checkmarx chief executive officer said, “The Checkmarx team looks forward to being an active member of the German Cyber Security Council. We will work closely with all members of the council, and provide our expertise and knowledge on the topic of application security and it’s importance in the cybersecurity arena. This will be our core mission.”
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Checkmarx is an application security software company, with partners and customers from over 70 countries, whose mission is to provide enterprise organizations with application security testing products and services that empower developers to deliver secure applications. Amongst the company's 1,000+ customers are 5 of the world's top 10 software vendors and many Fortune 500 and government organizations, including SAP, Samsung and Salesforce.com. For more information about Checkmarx, visit http://www.checkmarx.com or follow us on Twitter, @Checkmarx.