Ben Hawkes

Ben Hawkes is a founding member and the current manager of Google's "Project Zero" security research team. As a researcher, Ben has discovered dozens of serious vulnerabilities across a number of different software platforms (including Android, Linux, and Windows). He has regularly presented and published research focused on vulnerability analysis and software exploitation, such as novel heap exploitation techniques on Windows. Prior to Project Zero, Ben worked for four years on the security of Google's product launches, with a particular interest in virtualization and sandboxing.