Eric Grosse

1574 Siesta Dr
Los Altos CA 94024

biosketch, affiliations, cv, papers

I recently retired as Google's VP Security & Privacy Engineering, after almost ten wonderful years working with a team of passionate and talented people committed to being good stewards of our users' data.

We refused to accept the status quo of crime and espionage and helped move industry best practices from a "fire code" model of checklists to a "red team" model of testing against adversaries, focusing on defense, detection, and response:
1. FIDO U2F Security Key authentication,
2. whitelisting of active content, driven by malware reverse engineering
3. pervasive crypto (SSL with Certificate Transparency; e2email and Upspin)
4. robust apps by design
5. looking through logs for bad actors

But life is short and I wanted to spend more of it with Brenda, exploring our country by air. For my public service component, I'll be submitting patches upstream to harden open source systems.

Earlier as a Bell Labs Fellow, I worked on algorithms for numerical approximation, simulation, domain decomposition, floating point, visualization, and networked computing and tried to make the netlib collection a useful aid for scientific computing.

N2VI is my radio callsign, a unique id assigned by the FCC.