Meetup: Keeping Customer Data Safe

by Tony Albanese July 9, 2014 | 2 min read


This Friday, July 11th at 12:00 PM we’re hosting our second Meetup at PagerDuty HQ. Swing by, grab a slice of pizza, a cup of beer and learn all about how you can keep your customers’ data safe from Twitter, PagerDuty and Okta.


alex_twitterAlex Smolen, Software Engineer at Twitter. Alex has a masters degree from the School of Information at UC Berkeley. Previously, he was a web security consultant at Foundstone, a division of McAfee.

With over a billion global registered users, Twitter’s security team is responsible for keeping every account safe and to protect Twitter a freedom of speech tool. From two-factor authentication to geo-signals, threat levels are different for each user and account-level security needs to be granular to identity and stop hackers for their diverse user base. Working closely with engineering teams across the company to design and implement secure systems, Alex Smolen and his security team use an automated approach to deploying a specific suite of tools to proactively find and fix vulnerabilities.



evan-pagerdutyEvan Gilman, Operations Engineer at PagerDuty. Evan is a Senior Engineer on our Operations Team and when Evan isn’t in the SF office, you can find him with a camera in an exotic part of the world.

Evan will discuss how we establish security standards at PagerDuty and constantly validate our security architecture. Evan will also dive into how PagerDuty creates fault tolerant protocols and how to set up monitoring to immediately tackle any security threat. For PagerDuty, protecting customer data not only builds customer trust, but helps ensure maximum uptime across their platform.




stephen-OktaStephen Lee, Director of Platform Solutions at Okta. Stephen is charge of product strategy and evangelism, focusing on solutions for ISV/SI partners and customers. Prior to joining Okta, Stephen spent 10+ years at Oracle serving multiple roles from engineering to product management in the area of Identity Management. With the ever-expanding number of devices, cloud applications, and people (employees, partners, customers and consumers), IT is facing a tough challenge to securely and efficiently manage access. When managing security for internal users, the problem often spans across IT, HR, and Operations. When managing security for external facing applications, the problem goes beyond IT and business owners – potentially involving partners and customers’ IT.


*Doors open at 11:30 AM. Event will start promptly at 12:00 PM and doors will close at 12:05 PM.