Janessa studied criminal justice as an undergraduate and high technology crime investigation in graduate school. After working as a security analyst for a defense contractor, learning the ins and outs of detection and responding to incidents at a large company, Janessa joined Box, because she found the smaller, more close-knit culture appealing.
No two days are alike on the Security Incidents Response Team, and Janessa must be ready to tackle problems as they arise. Along with her team, she develops preventative measures that use detection and monitoring to protect companies’ information. When customers report suspicious activity, Janessa works with them directly to figure out what caused it.
“What sets Box apart from other companies when it comes to security is that a lot of our security features are built directly into our product. ”
“We want to get things right the first time, so our Security Team is really involved with our Product Team, and we make sure that before we even build something new, we’re really cognizant of the security impact and the kind of threat landscape that there is.