Hi, I’m Chris. I love music, software, books, and Sunday evenings on the couch, noodling on the guitar while watching Netflix. I’ve been living in San Francisco since 2001.
I work at Google as a software security engineer on Chrome, where I work on hardening Chrome’s underpinnings and securing the web platform runtime. (I was previously on the Secure UX sub-team, and before that I did Web PKI... things.) I used to be on the Android team at Google. Previously, I was the Technology Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a Principal Security Consultant at iSEC Partners (now NCC Group), and a web developer at a couple small shops. Doing linguistics and French literature in university prepared me well for these jobs, weirdly.
I’ve recorded some electronic music,
played guitar and bass in other people’s bands,
, and have played on other people’s records too.
I’ve also played but not recorded with other bands, including Boshuda and Birthing Of Millions. (I’m not on that recording, but you should buy it anyway.)