Show 140: Adrienne Porter Felt Discusses Usable Security at Google and Web Versus Mobile Permission Model
By Gary McGraw

In this Episode Adrienne Porter Felt and Silver Bullet logo

Adrienne Porter Felt is a senior staff software engineer within the Chrome Security team where she leads Google’s usable security efforts. Dr. Felt focuses on front-end work, building security user interfaces, experimental design, large-scale data analysis, and management. Previously, she was a research scientist on Google’s Security Research team. She has also worked as a security consultant at HP Enterprise Security. Dr. Felt earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkley. She also holds a BS in computer science from the University of Virginia. She lives in California with her husband, Mark, and young son, Emerson.

Adrienne and host Gary McGraw discuss usable security, web and mobile security indicators, browser warnings, permission models, and more.



Gary McGraw


About Gary McGraw
Gary McGraw is vice president of security technology at Synopsys. He’s the author of Software Security: Building Security In (Addison-Wesley 2006) and eight other books. McGraw received a BA in philosophy from the University of Virginia and a dual PhD in computer science and cognitive science from Indiana University. Contact him at