Last week, I had the opportunity to meet Brian Chess, founder and chief scientist of Fortify Software. Brian is one of those golden people who started out with an idea (his phD thesis) about how to make software stronger, got wooed by Kleiner Perkins (the Tom Perkins firm that was the venture backer behind Google, Amazon, and in fact most of the big dot com names in the Silicone Valley), then started his company with a million in seed capital and office space in Kleiner Perkins' basement. You know the type.
Just a few years later, Fortify protects some of the world's top companies from today's greatest security risk: the software applications that run their businesses.
ebizQ recently posted a white paper by Fortify, that contains valuable advice about what do if your Web services are under attack. I recommend it highly. Read it here.