Adam Shostack: Start-up Leadership

Adam Shostack has proven himself a valued leader in the fields of security process analysis and threat modeling. The Founder and Managing Consultant of Shostack & Associates, Adam Shostack have demonstrated his worth as a security solutions provider throughout his career, both as a longtime program manager at Microsoft and as a leader of multiple start-up organizations.

With Microsoft for more than eight years, Adam Shostack was an invaluable asset to such start-up firms as Reflective (software security), Zero-Knowledge Systems (privacy), and Netect (vulnerability management).

  • The Chief Technology Officer at Reflective from 2004 to 2006, Shostack was responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy; leadership that resulted in taking the company from the conceptual stages to more than $1 million in revenue.
  • As Director of Technology of Zero-Knowledge Systems (1999-2002), Shostack was responsible for initiating and managing the company’s ‘Evil Genius’ team, something that positioned the firm as a technical leader and which led to the creation of numerous innovative products.
  • As Director of Technology for Netect (1997-1999), which would later be acquired by Bindview, Adam Shostack led his team to the design, specification and positioning of the HackerShield 1.0 award-winning vulnerability scanner.

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Adam Shostack is grateful for the opportunity to have served on the Seattle Privacy Coalition Board since 2015.Entrepreneur and technologist Adam Shostack focuses on providing customers with expert security analysis and solutions that work to improve security outcomes for their organizations

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