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Her name is Parisa Tabriz, and she is in charge of security for Google Chrome. Tabriz is one of 7x7's Hot 20, and she got into security in an unexpected way: through art. She grew up in Chicago drawing and painting, and eventually gravitated towards graphic design. But she couldn't always get her computer to make her designs look the way she wanted, so she hacked her operating system and a security geek was born. She joined Google in 2007 as part of a small "hired hacker" team and was quickly on her way to security princess status.
Her shopping go-to? Scrap in Bayview for mannequin heads, postcards and old calendars. "If I have an hour to kill, that's where I go," she tells 7x7. Read the whole article for her tips on how to stay safe on the internet.
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