2012 The Root 100

Window Snyder is an IT expert and senior product manager for security and privacy at Apple Inc.

  • Influence: 151.5
  • Reach: 7.3
  • Substance: 7.5
  • Media Mentions: 3
  • Internet Mentions: 937
  • Twitter Followers: 4798
  • Window Snyder

  • The "it" girl of information technology and cybersecurity expert for Apple Inc., who previously worked for Microsoft and Mozilla.
  • Job: Network-security expert
  • Sector: STEM
  • Twitter: @window
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Age: 36
  • Bio: Window Snyder continued to make pioneering strides in the tech world this year. She led Apple's team when the company made its first official appearance at the vaunted Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas this summer. In the ever-changing, always-on world of cyberactivity, Snyder is charged with keeping Apple's products and customers away from cyber-harm. One of the best methods is to think like a hacker, and Snyder made her mark doing just that. She co-authored the 2004 online security guide Threat Modeling, which has become an industry standard, and is considered a game changer in her field. That same year, she co-founded a security company that was sold to Symantec for $49 million. Follow her blog.