Mr. Taylor leads the strategic direction for all technology initiatives and manages world-class development teams for the company's product lines. He has spent his career focused on application development and testing with a primary focus on application security. His unrivaled understanding of application behavior provided the impetus for Security Innovation’s industry pioneering fault injection tool, Holodeck Enterprise Edition, and critical enhancements to the company’s internal testing and development tools. Mr. Taylor was the visionary and designer of the Company’s “Creating Secure Code” methodology and course which has been taught to several of the world's largest technology organizations.
Prior to joining Security Innovation, Mr. Taylor served as test architect, security lead and development manager at Microsoft for various releases of Internet Explorer and Windows. He was the first member of the Internet Explorer security test team, and as the security team lead, he grew it from a solitary operation to the leading application security test team at Microsoft. Later, he built the Test Model Toolkit which became the standard model-based testing tool at Microsoft, winning a Best Practice Award along the way.
Mr. Taylor is an external reviewer, contributor and primary author for Microsoft patterns & practices security guidance. He has published several whitepapers including “Web Services Risk Assessment and Recommendations” and “Security Threats: Risks, Protection & Limitations" for CIO Update. He is co-author of "Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server" and “Improving Web Services Security” with J.D. Meier of Microsoft. Mr. Taylor received his C.S. degree from Montana State University.