Michael Coates

CISO, Twitter

Michael Coates is the Chief Information Security Officer at Twitter. He leads Twitter's security program across all elements of information security. Coates was Chairman and is a current member of the global board of directors for OWASP, the largest open source application security community.

Prior to 2015, he was Director of Product Security at Shape and worked with an amazing team to drastically change the way organizations defend against modern application attacks. From 2010 through 2013 Coates was at Mozilla where he built and lead the security assurance program to protect nearly half a billion Firefox users, and Mozilla web applications and infrastructure. Prior to 2010 he maintained a diverse set of technical security roles assessing the security posture of banks, governments and enterprises.

Michael’s sessions at USA 2013

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