Google, Twitter Security Chiefs Leaving Companies


By Eduard Kovacs

Michael Coates, the chief information security officer (CISO) of Twitter, announced on Wednesday that he has decided to leave the social media giant. Google security chief Gerhard Eschelbeck has also announced his departure.

Coates, who joined Twitter in January 2015, says he will co-found a cybersecurity startup, but has not shared any details.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Coates has been working in cybersecurity since 2004, including at Motorola, Aspect Security and Shape Security. Between March 2010 and October 2013, he led Mozilla’s Security Assurance program.

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Via:: Security Week