Answering the ‘How’ Questions of Software Security – Nikhil Gupta – ASW #199

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Nikhil Gupta
Co-Founder and CEO at ArmorCode

Nikhil Gupta is the founder and CEO of ArmorCode, the Silicon Valley startup delivering application security at the speed of DevOps. Gupta is a successful serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience leading high-growth security teams. Prior to founding ArmorCode, Gupta was the CEO and Co-founder of Avid Secure (acquired by Sophos), a market-leading AI-powered multi-cloud security and compliance platform.

Gupta is also one of the creators of The Purple Book Community (, a diverse community of security leaders who are examining issues related to software security, a topic that has sparked immense interest given recent high-profile cyberattacks on government entities, public sector organizations, and private companies. It started out as a project to write a book on best practices in software security but due to the tremendous interest in the subject, it grew into a community of hundreds of software security leaders. With the launch of AppSecCon 2022 (, world’s premier AppSec conference, it is now morphing into a movement by security leaders, for security leaders.


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