Former Defense Intelligence Agency Head Michael T. Flynn to Deliver Keynote at Black Duck’s “Flight16” Cybersecurity-focused User Conference

Outspoken retired Lt. General was short listed for Republican VP nomination

BURLINGTON, MA – Sept. 8, 2016 – Black Duck, a global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software, today announced that retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in the Obama administration, will be a keynote speaker at Flight16, its inaugural user conference October 4-6 in Boston.

General Flynn, who delivered a passionate speech endorsing Donald Trump at the GOP’s convention in July, will provide his unique insider perspective on the security challenges and issues that keep U.S. intelligence officers awake at night.

“Cybersecurity is a top issue for every CEO and Board of Directors in the world. Throughout Flight16, our speakers, our panels and our hands-on technical training sessions will provide useful insights that will help our users keep their applications and containers secure,” said Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley.

“We’re very pleased to have a dynamic speaker and cybersecurity expert of Lt. Gen. Flynn’s stature to set the tone for our conference on day one,” said Shipley.

Additional keynote speakers during Flight16, which will be held at Boston’s Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, will include Shipley, who has reshaped Black Duck into a leading open source security vendor over the last three years, and Cigital CTO Gary McGraw, an author and researcher who helped create the field of software security.

A first-of-its-kind event, Flight16 is an open source business, technical and educational conference featuring keynotes, sessions and panels focused on cybersecurity strategies.  

For more information and to register, please visit the conference page.

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Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Vancouver and Beijing. For more information, visit

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