About the Speaker
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    Bonnie Viteri
    Principle Technical Security Engineer, Yahoo

    Building security programs and devising simple solutions to complex problems is what I do. I didn't travel the traditional path into cyber, and I don't plan to conform now.

    A behavioral psychologist at heart who is always watching and actively listening when everyone else is waiting to respond, paired with an M.S. in Criminology, makes me the ideal social engineer.

    My first success was merging Yahoo and AOL security programs into a thriving, single-security culture through global psychological and behavioral change management techniques, specializing in human risk and designing programs to address it. Understanding what motivates developers and building solid relationships one conversation at a time, focusing on people, programs and processes lended to 98% global security adoption at Yahoo. Bridging the gap between developers and non-technical colleagues made me invaluable.