Kinnaird McQuade

Kinnaird McQuade


Stealth Startup

About me:

I’m the founder of a stealth-mode SaaS startup. My background:

  • Previously, I was a Staff Security Engineer at Square, where I built, architected, and led the Cloud Vulnerability Management program.
  • Before Square, I was a Lead Security Engineer at Salesforce, where I lead and pioneer a variety of security initiatives, with a special focus in security automation. At Salesforce, I open sourced several security tools, including Cloudsplaining, which has over 4.5 million downloads as of January 2023, and Endgame.
  • Before Salesforce, I ran the Cloud Security Consulting Practice at Synopsys.
  • I started out my career as a Web Application Penetration Tester and Security Consultant at Cigital, which was acquired by Synopsys.

I’m passionate about security automation, CI/CD, Cloud Security, and creating a better security experience for everyone, especially developers and operations.

Feel free to reach out and follow me on Twitter @kmcquade3 and GitHub @kmcquade 😊 Always happy to talk.

  • Security Automation
  • Cloud Security
  • DevSecOps and CI/CD
  • Application Security
  • Threat Modeling
  • M.Sc. in Cybersecurity, 2016

    Marymount University

  • B.S. in Computer Science and Cybersecurity, 2015

    Marymount University

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