Mike Sinno, Security Engineering Director, Detection and
Response @ Google
You recently were featured in “Hacking
Google” videos, can you
share a bit about this effort and what role you played?
How long have you been at Google? What were you
doing before, if you can remember after all your time here? What
brought you to Google?
We hear you now focus on insider threats.
Insider threat is back in the news, do you find this
A classic insider question is about “malicious
vs well-meaning insiders" and which type is a bigger risk. What is
your take here?
Trust is the most important thing when people
think about Google, we protect their correspondence, their photos,
their private thoughts they search for. What role does detection
and response play in protecting user trust?
One fun thing about working at Google is our
tech stack. Your team uses one of our favorite tools in the D&R
org! Can you tell us about BrainAuth and how it finds
We talked about Google D&R (ep
17andep 75) and the role of automation came up many
times. And automation is a key topic for a lot of our cloud
customers. What do you automate in your domain of
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