Chris Evans

Chrome Security at Google

San Francisco Bay Area
Computer & Network Security

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Chris Evans's Overview

  • Chrome Security at Google
  • Sole author at vsftpd

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Chris Evans' Summary

Chris is a seasoned leader best known for his work on Chrome Security, vsftpd and vulnerability research. He has a history of building and looking after highly successful teams and also a history of initiatives that make waves across the security industry.

Chris Evans' Experience

Chrome Security


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GOOG; Internet industry

May 2009Present (5 years 5 months) Mountain View, CA

Starting from nothing, I created, built and hired my way to a large world-class security team, who are recognized as leading the way in modern browser security. Google Chrome is broadly recognized across the industry as being the most secure of the common browsers. Aside from leading and having overall responsibility for the team, I also undertook some significant technical initiatives. This includes "certificate pinning", which is well-known for detecting the DigiNotar compromise. I also launched the Chromium, Google Web, and Pwnium programs. Considered highly unusual and progressive when launched, they are now largely considered industry best practice.

Sole author


January 2000Present (14 years 9 months)

vsftpd is a securely architected and written FTP server. It powers some of the largest FTP sites on the internet. It is the primary FTP server shipped with RedHat and SuSE Linux. vsftpd pioneered what is now called "privsep" or "privilege separation" technology, which is now considered best practice. For example, the (much more important!) OpenSSH software now uses privsep.

Information Security Engineer and Tech Lead

Google, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GOOG; Internet industry

July 2005May 2009 (3 years 11 months)

Providing leadership to a talented team of security professionals. Finding vulnerabilities in Google's products and services to secure Google against hackers. WE ARE ALWAYS HIRING ALL TYPES OF SECURITY STAFF AND INTERNS! Contact me.

Principal Security Analyst

Oracle Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ORCL; Information Technology and Services industry

July 1998July 2005 (7 years 1 month)

Ethical hacking, application security assessment, penetration testing, vulnerability research, source code auditing, development of fuzzers and other security testing tools, secure architecture recommendations and security education.

Chris Evans' Education

University of Oxford



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