CTO Talk: Q&A with RunSafe Security’s Doug Britton

Doug Britton is the CTO of RunSafe Security, a cybersecurity firm that offers tools to protect critical infrastructure industries such as military systems, healthcare and data centres.

Founded in 2015, the US firm’s Alkemist tool “hardens software against memory corruption errors and buffer overflow exploits”. As chief technology officer, Britton is responsible for charting RunSafe’s technology roadmap.

In this Q&A, the 18th in our weekly series, Britton talks about starting his career as an Army interrogator, why he’s excited about optical computing and how PacMan got him into programming.