No matter what anyone says, nothing is ever unhackable on the web. Every day, as we share our lives online, we are exposing ourselves to the world – no matter what our security settings may be. It is important for each online user and for each tech company that caters to them to make security a priority. Take Google, for example, the tech giant that every web user is familiar with.
Google’s weapon against black hat hackers is Parisa Tabriz. Every day, the company’s ‘Security Princess’ and ‘Browser Boss,’ along with her team of about 30 security experts in the US and Europe, tries to hack their own company and works her magic to ward off malicious hackers.
Meet Parisa Tabriz, the ‘Security Princess’ and ‘Browser Boss’ of Google.
Tabriz, one of the 250 security engineers in Google, is well known in and out of the hacking world. In 2012, she was named in the “Top 30 People Under 30 To Watch in the Technology Industry” list by Forbes. Since her entry to Google in 2007, she has become a highly valued asset of the company.
She is Google’s biggest weapon against the outside hackers.
Tabriz manages Google’s Chrome security engineering team, and their goal is to make Chrome the most secure browsing experience for users. Every day, Tabriz and her team find bugs in the widely used browser and fix them before any other hacker gets to them.
She heads the Google Chrome security engineering team.
Tabriz shares on her website:
“For a significant chunk of my waking hours, I work here making things like this more secure. I’ve also had the privilege of working with the U.S. Digital Service to enhance network and software security at the White House. Hacking information security is fun, and I’m pretty lucky I get paid to work on it with the world’s best.
“Recently, I’ve been focusing on making the web safer to browse so users don’t get pwnd, making Internet traffic more secure, spreading the hacker mindset, and trying to improve diversity in the tech industry because it leads to more innovation and better results. You can read about me and my work in WIRED or ELLE. I was also on a Forbes List sandwiched between a bunch of super accomplished people.”
She is all about keeping Google users safe.
She told Digital News Asia:
“So I have worked at Google for 10 years and my job has changed over those 10 years, but our mission has stayed the same: to keep our users and their data safe. And I am just one of hundreds of people who work on security and privacy at Google. We have a team of over 500 who work on security and privacy and keeping user data safe across many different products.”
Tabriz first worked in Google as an intern.
As reported by Fossbytes, Tabriz not only looks for brilliance in people she works with. She values curiosity, adaptability, and ‘rock-solid ethics,’ too.
As Google's top hacker, Parisa Tabriz thinks like a crook.
Tabriz went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study engineering, but she became interested in computer science. While in college, she was offered a summer internship at Google’s security team. She then joined the company full-time after graduating in 2007.
She is known as Google’s ‘Security Princess’ and ‘Browser Boss.’
Tabriz’s designation as ‘Security Princess’ reportedly started when she decided to use this title instead of the usual ‘Information Security Engineer’ for a conference. She also now calls herself ‘Browser Boss’ as indicated in her LinkedIn profile. When she’s not working, she enjoys making gelato, taking photos, and climbing.
Listen to one of Parisa’s talks here:
What do you think of this cool lady? She’s certainly an inspiration to all, especially to women who want to make it big in tech!
Spine-Chilling Animation Shows the Scary Evolution of Nuclear Weapons
We’re so much closer to the end of civilization as we know it.
Ever since those fateful days in August 1945 when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world has known of the destructive power of nuclear weapons. The fearsome mushroom clouds and blood-curdling radioactive aftereffects decades later resonated deeply throughout several generations.
It’s been over 70 years since that horrifying time, and nuclear weapons development has progressed beyond the Cold War and the Second Nuclear Age. The United States, Germany and Russia aren’t the only world superpowers with atomic bomb projects.
There's more of this out there than anyone can imagine.
Lab-Grown Meat of the Future Is Not Far from Hitting Major Supermarkets
Are you open to trying alternative meats?
Bruce Friedrich, the executive director of DC-based nonprofit The Good Food Institute (GFI), has his eyes set on making more people consume lab-grown meat. The American organization not only has plans to make lab-grown plant-based and cell-cultured meat commercially available in the US. They're looking to go global, too.
GFI was founded only a year ago, but it has grown rapidly and has been active in promoting lab-grown meat, also called cultured meat, alternative meat, and 'clean meat.' Meat alternative companies are said to be more sustainable and environment friendly, and they are receiving nods, or at least increased curiosity, from today's health-conscious consumers.
Cultured meat is grown in cell culture, not inside animals.
The US Vs. Japan Giant Robot Battle Is Finally Happening This August
Fasten your seat belts, everyone. We’re in for a massive real-life robot fight!
Some of you may remember how we all went crazy when MegaBots, an American team of robot engineers, challenged Japanese robot maker Suidobashi Heavy Industries for a giant robot battle. This came as a huge news for all sci-fi fans who, of course, were excited about the thought of seeing a duel between two piloted metal fighters – just like in the movies, right?
The fight was delayed for some time to allow preparations for both parties. Well the long wait will be over pretty soon. According to a recent report, the epic battle will finally take place this August 2017.
Like we said before, its truly a terrific time to be alive as a sci-fi fan! If you grew up watching Transformers, Gundam, Voltron, and all those stuff, then this is definitely a dream come true for you. ...