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07 September 2006, 14:10

Ex-Microsoft manager moves to Mozilla as security specialist

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Window Snyder, previously a security strategist at Microsoft, will soon be working for Mozilla Corporation, the commercial arm of the foundation of the same name that, among other projects, offers the Firefox web browser. The hire was revealed in a blog entry by Mozilla development director Mike Schroepfer on Mozillazine. She will serve as the Mozilla Corporation's external contact for security issues, working under the provisional title of "Chief Security Something". She will also contribute to the establishment of a long-term security strategy. Schroepfer sees her recruitment as a major win for the Mozilla community. Snyder champions an open, transparent security process, which is precisely the Mozilla approach, he says.

Snyder worked until last year at Microsoft as Senior Security Strategist and was involved there in the development of Windows Server 2003 and Service Pack 2 for Windows XP. She was responsible for the relationships between consultants and product teams at Microsoft as well as for those between the company and security firms and researchers. Before that she had worked at the security service provider @stake, and following her time at Microsoft she last worked as the Chief Technology Officer in the team at Matasano Security, which she also helped found.


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