Mwende Window Snyder is a security and privacy product manager at Apple Inc. and the former Chief Security Something-Or-Other[1] (a tongue-in-cheek Chief Security Officer title) at Mozilla Corporation. She is co-author of Threat Modeling, a standard manual on application security.


Snyder is the daughter of an American father and a Kenyan-born mother, Wayua Muasa.[2]

Snyder was Director of Security Architecture at @stake and was a senior security strategist at Microsoft in the Security Engineering and Communications organization, most notably as security lead and signoff on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003. After leaving Microsoft in 2005, she worked as a principal, founder, and CTO at Matasano Security. She joined Mozilla in September 2006.[3][4]

On 10 December 2008, Snyder reported in the Mozilla Security blog that she would be leaving Mozilla Corporation at the end of the year. [5] On 1 March 2010, Snyder began work at Apple Inc.[6]


  • Frank Swiderski and Window Snyder, Threat Modeling (Microsoft Professional) (Microsoft Press, July 14 2004, ISBN 0-7356-1991-3)


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