Show 099: the PLDI and Software Security with Michael Hicks
By Gary McGraw

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On the 99th episode of the Silver Bullet Security Podcast, Gary talks with Michael Hicks, professor Computer Science at the University of Maryland. In this episode, they discuss the Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) conference, type safety, closure, dynamic languages, why C is problematic, and how Javascript is dangerous.



Gary McGraw


About Gary McGraw
Gary McGraw is vice president of security technology at Synopsys. He’s the author of Software Security: Building Security In (Addison-Wesley 2006) and eight other books. McGraw received a BA in philosophy from the University of Virginia and a dual PhD in computer science and cognitive science from Indiana University. Contact him at