Jim Manico is the Founder of Manicode Security, a company dedicated to providing expert training in secure coding and security engineering to software developers. His work at Manicode Security reflects his deep commitment to elevating software security standards in the industry. In addition to leading Manicode, Jim is actively involved in the tech startup ecosystem as an investor and advisor. His portfolio includes notable companies such as SemGrep, EdgeScan, Nucleus Security, Defect Dojo, KSOC, Akto, MergeBase, Inspectiv, Levo.ai, Pheonix, and Bearer. Furthermore, he is a fund limited investor with Aviso Ventures, bringing his extensive knowledge of software security to the venture capital domain. Jim is a recognized figure in the software development community, particularly known for his contributions to secure software practices. He holds the esteemed title of a Java Champion, acknowledging his significant contributions to the Java community. His expertise in this field is further solidified by his authorship of "Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications", published by Oracle Press. Beyond his professional endeavors, Jim is committed to giving back to the community through his volunteer work with the OWASP foundation. He co-leads crucial projects such as the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard and the OWASP Cheatsheet Series, contributing significantly to the field of web application security. For more detailed insights into Jim Manico's professional journey and contributions, please visit his LinkedIn profile ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmanico ) or visit him on X/Twitter: @manicode ( https://twitter.com/manicode ).