Alan Crouch is a senior software security specialist with Coveros, a Virginia-based firm focused on agile, software quality, and application security. Alan has worked closely with federal agencies and private companies to advise, audit, and support IT security and governance teams. In addition to his cybersecurity experience, he has a strong background in software engineering, test analysis, test automation, and security testing. Alan has focused his career on building secure software and developing better software security practices. You can contact Alan at [email protected].
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