[ISN] Google’s ‘security princess’ helped White House after hack

http://mashable.com/2015/01/06/google-security-princess-white-house-hack By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai Mashable.com Jan 6, 2015 After hackers breached its internal network in late October, the White House got the help of a Google security engineer, Parisa Tabriz, the company’s self-proclaimed “security princess.” Tabriz was tapped by the newly founded U.S. Digital Service, a tech task force for the government which launched in August, as a consultant for a “Top Secret / Classified project” to improve the network of the White House and the Executive Office of the President, according to an earlier version of her own resume, which has since been edited. Tabriz’s work for the White House on computer security has not been publicly reported before. Her resume entry was spotted on Monday by American Civil Liberties Union Principal Technologist Christopher Soghoian, who in the past exposed the FBI hacking techniques scouring the LinkedIn profiles of government contractors. […]




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