October 30–31, 2016: Training
October 31–November 2, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Once Upon A Future

Heather Adkins (Google)
9:05am–9:40am Tuesday, 11/01/2016
Location: Grand Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 12 ratings)

“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” — George Santanaya, The Life of Reason

We’ll time travel through various events in security history and come to understand how we need to alter our course to change the future.

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Heather Adkins


Heather Adkins is a 14-year Google veteran and founding member of the Google Security team. As director of information security, Heather has built a global team responsible for maintaining the safety and security of Google’s networks, systems, and applications. The Google Security team, now numbering in the hundreds, is involved in every facet of the business, including launching new products, mergers and acquisitions, building security infrastructure, responding to security threats, and evangelism. Heather has an extensive background in systems and network administration with an emphasis on practical security and has worked to build and secure some of the world’s largest infrastructure for web information systems. She now focuses her time primarily on the defense of Google’s computing infrastructure and working with both the Google Incident Response team and outside entities to tackle some of the industry’s greatest security challenges.