Alex Smolen

I am a security-focused software engineer and architect. I care about usable security, privacy by design, smooth music, and fresh coffee. I work as an Engineering Manager for the Infrastructure and Security teams at Clever.

Before joining Clever, I "defended the bird" at Twitter as technical lead for the Account Security team. I was a security consultant at Foundstone/McAfee, where people paid me to break into websites and buildings. I received my BS in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and liked Cal so much that I went back to the School of Information for a masters degree.

I'm @alsmola on Twitter and Github. You can request to add me to your professional network on LinkedIn.