Eric Grosse
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1574 Siesta Dr
Los Altos CA 94024

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As Google's VP Security & Privacy Engineering, I have been honored for eight years to work with a team of 500 passionate and talented people committed to being good stewards of our users' data.

Rather than accept the status quo of crime and espionage (both passive wiretap and active break-in) we years ago shifted from a "fire code" model of security best practices checklists to a "red team" model of testing against simulated adversaries, focusing on defense, detection, and response:
1. strong privacy-preserving device auth, with decent screen unlock and verified encrypted boot
2. whitelisting of active content, driven by expanded malware reverse engineering
3. pervasive crypto (SSL with Certificate Transparency; PGP)
4. robust apps by design
5. looking through logs for bad actors

But life is short; in February 2015 I decided it was time to retire from managment in order to get back to hands-on engineering, focused on hardening of open source systems.

In the past as a Bell Labs Fellow, I worked on algorithms for numerical approximation, simulation, domain decomposition, floating point, visualization, and networked computing and tried to make the netlib collection a useful aid for scientific computing.

N2VI is my radio callsign, a unique id assigned by the FCC.