Meet Google’s Guardian, Parista Tabriz ‘The Security Princess’ Who Protects The Tech Giant

Say hello to Parisa Tabriz. She also answers to “Security Princess” and “Browser Boss.”

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There’s no such thing as “unhackable”. Everything that is from a digital source can be broken into. No matter what. So Google, being the tech giant that it is, needs to employ the best.

Well, Tabriz is the best. Every day, she and her team of 30 do their best to hack Google. And the things they learn is the magic that keeps the company safe.

She is easily Google’s most powerful weapon against hacking.

On her website, she writes:

“For a significant chunk of my waking hours, I work here making things like this more secure. I’ve also had the previlege 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’s the reason your data is safe right now.


She’s also made a statement:

“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,” 

While humble, she’s easily one of the most powerful women on the planet.

Parisa Tabriz / Flickr

She started as an intern and climbed the ladder.

Like something out of “Criminal Minds”, her job is to think like a malicious hacker.

She goes by the aliases “Security Princess” and “Browser Boss” because “Information Security Engineer” sounded dull.

Parisa Tabriz / Flickr

You can even watch one of her talks!


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