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Anita D’Amico

Synopsys
Vice President of Cross-Portfolio Solutions and Strategy
Dr. Anita D’Amico is a research psychologist and AppSec specialist who has been leading the development of innovative technologies to improve human performance in the cybersecurity domain for over 20 years. She currently serves as Vice President of Cross-Portfolio Solutions and Strategy in the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. Prior to that, she was the CEO of Code Dx, Inc., an AppSec startup that she founded. Her roots are in experimental psychology and human factors. She has conducted extensive research and published work on the intersection of technology and human decision making, including studies on the visualization of complex cybersecurity data, human factors that affect secure software development, and metrics to support AppSec decisions. She has served as a Principal Investigator of numerous cybersecurity research programs funded by DARPA, the US Department of Homeland Security, and US DoD labs. She got her start in cybersecurity at Northrop Grumman, where she launched its first Information Warfare team.