Window Snyder

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Window Snyder
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Mwende Window Snyder

1975 (age 43–44)
OccupationChief software security officer, computer scientist

Window Snyder (born 1975) is chief software security officer, vice president and general manager of Intel's Platforms Security Division.[1][2] She has previously been chief security officer at Fastly, Apple, and Mozilla Corporation. She is co-author of Threat Modeling, a standard manual on application security.


Snyder is the daughter of an American father and a Kenyan-born mother, Wayua Muasa.[3]

Snyder was Director of Security Architecture at @stake and was a senior security strategist at Microsoft in the Security Engineering and Communications organization, most notably as security lead and signoff on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003. She also created the Blue Hat Microsoft Hacker Conference.[4] After leaving Microsoft in 2005, she worked as a principal, founder, and CTO at Matasano Security. She joined Mozilla in September 2006.[5][6]

On 10 December 2008, Snyder said that she would be leaving Mozilla Corporation at the end of the year.[7] On 1 March 2010, Snyder began work at Apple Inc.[8]

In 2015, Snyder became chief security officer at content distribution network Fastly.[9]

Intel's Software and Services Group senior vice president and general manager, Doug Fisher, announced in July 2018 that Snyder would become the company's Platforms Security Division's chief security officer, vice president and general manager.[1][10]


  • Swiderski, Frank; Snyder, Window (2004), Threat Modeling; Microsoft professional, Microsoft Press, ISBN 0-7356-1991-3

Public Appearance[edit]

In May 2017 Snyder spoke at Next Generation Threats, held by Techworld, IDG in Stockholm, Sweden.[11] In April 2017 Snyder was a keynote speaker at HITBSecConf, held by Hack in the Box in Amsterdam.[12] In November 2017 Snyder spoke at O'Reilly Security Conference,[13] in April 2018 she spoke at RSA Conference,[14] and in August 2018 Snyder was a keynote speaker at the Open Source Summit held by the Linux Foundation.[15]


  1. ^ a b Jackson Higgins, Kelly (June 25, 2018), "Intel Names Window Snyder as Chief Software Security Officer", Dark Reading
  2. ^ Rudolph, Laura C. (2014), Riggs, Thomas, ed., "Kenyan Americans", Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (3 ed.), Detroit, 3, pp. 1–9
  3. ^ 'Geek girl' helps keep Mozilla safe in scary times
  4. ^ Evers, Joris. "Mozilla looks to Microsoft for security". ZDNet. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ Mozilla taps former Microsoft executive for security strategy (Robert McMillan, Computerworld Security, 6 September 2006)
  6. ^ Welcome to Window Snyder! (schrep's blog, 6 September 2006) — Mozilla hiring announcement
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  9. ^ "Fastly Adds Key Enterprise Security Leadership" (Press release).
  10. ^ Fisher, Doug. "The Cybersecurity Community Driving Insights into Security Solutions" (Press release).
  11. ^ Snyder, Window. "Next Generation Threats 2017". Techworld. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  12. ^ Snyder, Window. "HITBSecConf". Hack in the Box. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  13. ^ Snyder, Window. "O'Reilly Security Conference". O'Reilly. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  14. ^ Snyder, Window. "RSA Conference 2018". RSA Conference. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  15. ^ Snyder, Window. "Open Source Summit 2018". Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation. Retrieved 7 March 2019.

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