Factory Berlin and Google for Entrepreneurs have partnered up to bring you a series of workshops and lectures aimed to help your startup scale.
Startups too often believe security and privacy aren’t part of their MVP, but it is if any part of their product or business includes the Internet. Cultivating this blind spot can be costly. Startups need to be thinking about security from the beginning, but many wait longer than they should. Learn more about why this is and how to make the right security decisions for your startup from a real expert in the field. Stephan Somogyi will give insights into how to increase the value of your brand by planning your security strategy, and explain why security is both a human factors issue as well as an engineering discipline, with many non-obvious facets.
Bring your questions and join us for a lively conversation about the critical importance of security for startups!
About the speaker:
Based at Google’s headquarters in California, Stephan works in security and privacy product management. He’s currently on the Chrome team, developing new approaches to make computing safer and more privacy-preserving. Previously, Stephan led the expansion of Safe Browsing, Google’s system that protects over three billion devices worldwide from malware and phishing. He also built and led Motorola’s Privacy Engineering team after the acquisition through the launch of the first Moto X; worked on End-To-End, a project to make strong encryption more usable; as well as a variety of other security and privacy efforts. He’s also an advisor to both GV—Alphabet’s venture capital arm—and CapitalG—Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund.
Prior to joining Google, Stephan held a range of global security and product management roles, including stints at VMWare and Infineon. He was previously the Director of Products at PGP Corporation and has also worked in brand strategy and information design. In a former life, he was a business, technology, and design journalist, writing for the Economist, the Financial Times, Wired, and I.D. Magazine, among others.
Find him on Twitter: @thinkpanzer.