Window Snyder

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Window Snyder
Occupation Chief Security Officer, Computer Scientist

Window Snyder is Chief Security Officer at Fastly and the former Chief Security Something-Or-Other[1] (a tongue-in-cheek Chief Security Officer title) at 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.[2]

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. After leaving Microsoft in 2005, she worked as a principal, founder, and CTO at Matasano Security. She joined Mozilla in September 2006.[3][4]

On 10 December 2008, Snyder reported in the Mozilla Security blog that she would be leaving Mozilla Corporation at the end of the year.[5] On 1 March 2010, Snyder began work at Apple Inc.[6]

On 16 June 2015, she was announced as new Chief Security Officer at Fastly, a Content Distribution Network.[7]


  • Frank Swiderski and Window Snyder.., Threat Modeling (Microsoft Professional) (Microsoft Press, July 14, 2004, ISBN 0-7356-1991-3)


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