- With billions of users, Google’s products must set a standard for cybersecurity on the internet.
- Google has teams dedicated to security across divisions such as Android, Chrome, and search.
- These are the 20 people shaping the company and protecting its three billion users from hackers and other threats.
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Few companies have as large an impact on cybersecurity as Google.
With more than 3 billion users worldwide, Google handles the sensitive information of nearly half the world’s population. Chrome, the most popular browser, helps shape the entire web, and the company’s Android operating system runs roughly half of all smartphones. Meanwhile, millions of enterprise customers use services like Cloud and G Suite to conduct business.
The size and sensitivity of Google’s digital footprint requires a staggering cybersecurity operation. The company employs over 500 professionals in the field, and its threat researchers are on the front lines of offensive operations against sophisticated hackers backed by nation-states across the globe.
Below are 20 power players shaping Google’s cybersecurity tools, products, and policies.