User:CSteipp (WMF)

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Chris Steipp
Chris Steipp
Security Engineer, Wikimedia Foundation
Prevent, Detect, Respond.

About me

Early on in life, I fell in love with seeing the mathematics that underpin modern cryptographic systems, and a certain beauty of those systems. I studied security in school, ending with an MSc from Royal Holloway (you can blame them for Lucky 13, among other things). My thesis was on trust in anonymity networks, because it was a difficult enough problem to keep me interested. I've been working in the information security industry since. Unlike most members of the platform team, I was not involved in the community before the foundation hired me, although I've had a passion for open source and openness in security throughout my career. Working for the foundation has given me a new window into what security can look like in open and transparent organizations.

My work

Lead for the Wikimedia Security Team

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • csteipp on freenode IRC
  • csteipp@wikimedia.org
  • For general security issues, please use security@wikimedia.org, or see Reporting security bugs


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