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Monika Chakraborty


Monika Chakraborty is a security consultant at Synopsys. Monika has 20+ years of experience in a variety of roles including developer, team lead and project manager. She currently works with customers in multiple industries on vulnerability assessments, secure code reviews and strategic planning in secure development. She has been CSSLP certified since 2013 and has been an eCPPT (eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration tester) since 2012. Monika focuses on software security initiatives that help businesses to improve secure development processes.

Posts by Monika Chakraborty:


Application security vs. software security: What’s the difference?

What is the difference between “application security” and “software security”? We examine the question and explain when to use each discipline.

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Posted in Building secure software, Mobile App Security, Web Application Security


Application testing is just the first step in your security journey

Within a software security initiative (SSI), security testing of applications should be a top priority so that applications can be resilient to attacks. Secure applications provide more solidified protection of sensitive data and private information in case the environment fails to protect the application of data. Thus, application security testing is one of the most important domains of software security.  

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Posted in Software Architecture & Design, Software Security Program