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Paul (Tony) Watson


A generally nice fellow with an passionate interest and extensive career in information technology and computer security. Paul Watson is currently employed as an network security engineer with Google. He has over 20 years of experience in the information technology area, including 18 years focused on information security. During his career, he has presided over 3 start-ups, as well as having been employed by such distinguished organizations as the U.S. Air Force, Iridium LLC, CapitalOne Financial, VeriSign, Rockwell, and Google. Watson has accumulated a wide area of technical expertise throughout his career and has authored and presented several talks, papers, and training classes on information security topics. Watson is a co-recipient of the MIT Brunnell award for macro engineering for efforts on the development of the U.S. Air Force Command Tactical Information System, the Smithsonian science award for his work with the Iridium project, as well as a 2010 Google Founders award. Personal Webpages:

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