Gary McGraw

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Gary McGraw is an American computer scientist, author, and researcher.

Gary McGraw
Alma mater

PhD, Cognitive Science and Computer Science - Indiana University

B.A. Philosophy - University of Virginia
Title Vice President of Security Technology at Synopsys, Inc.


McGraw holds a dual PhD in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University.[citation needed] and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Virginia.[1] His doctoral dissertation is titled "Letter Spirit: Emergent High-Level Perception of Letters Using Fluid Concepts."[2]


McGraw is the Vice President of Security Technology at Synopsys.[3] Before Cigital was acquired by Synopsys, he was Chief Technical Officer at Cigital.[4] Currently, he produces the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine (syndicated by informIT). [5] Gary McGraw serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Informatics of Indiana University. He also serves on the advisory boards of several companies,[6] including Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), Max Financial, Invotas, Wall+Main, Invincea, and Raven White. In the past, Gary McGraw has served on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors.[citation needed]


Gary is an author of many books and over 100 peer-reviewed publications on IT security.


  1. ^ "The University of Virginia". Retrieved 2015-10-02. 
  2. ^ McGraw, Gary (1995). "Indiana University, Bloomington IN". Indiana University. The Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Software Security Expert Opinion | Gary McGraw". Retrieved December 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ Mills, Elinor (2010-05-12). "Gary McGraw on developing secure software (Q&A)". CNet. 
  5. ^ McGraw, Gary; Migues, Sammy (2010-12-29). "Driving Efficiency and Effectiveness in Software Security". InformIT. 
  6. ^ "Business". Retrieved 2015-10-02. 


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