Lab will focus on cloud security, detection of malicious code, and the security of mobile applications

Fairfax, Va., June 24, 2011 — Coveros, Inc., a company that helps organizations accelerate the delivery of secure and reliable software, today announced the formation of Coveros Labs ( – a research laboratory focused on developing innovative technologies to enable secure software applications. The company also announced the hiring of Dr. Mark Fenner to drive Coveros Labs forward.

Coveros Labs will concentrate its research on:

  • Securing cloud-based platforms, infrastructure, and applications
  • Detection of sophisticated malicious code
  • Security of mobile applications
  • Defensive software design and coding
  • Secure continuous integration

“The foundation of any successful technology firm is a strong research and development capability”, says Jeffery Payne, Coveros’ Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal is for Coveros Labs to become the preeminent software security research lab in the world.”

“I am excited to be part of an organization with such a strong passion for innovation”, says Dr. Mark Fenner. “I believe our research vision and direction will drive Coveros forward as we invent next-generation software security technologies.”

Dr. Mark Fenner joins Coveros from Norwich University in Vermont where he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science. Prior to Norwich, Dr. Fenner was a Researcher and Teaching Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fenner holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in Computer Science from Allegheny College. His research interests include software security, machine learning, and operating systems.

About Coveros

Coveros helps organizations accelerate the delivery of secure, reliable software. We use agile methods and software assurance best practices to deliver mission-critical software on-time and budget. Coveros provides a wide range of software consulting services that include: software process improvement, agile software development, agile testing & automation, and application security. Over 350 organizations have downloaded SecureCI, Coveros’ open source continuous integration environment that integrates security into the software development process.

For More Information Contact:
Dave Burke
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