Larkin Ryder

Larkin Ryder

Chief Security Officer
Slack

Larkin Ryder is the Chief Security Officer managing Slack’s comprehensive security program. Her focus is ensuring Slack’s sensitive data, especially customer data, is protected. In her previous roles at Slack, she established and developed Slack’s security risk and compliance program, helping to earn SOC2 attestations, various ISO certificates, and ensuring compliance with HIPAA. Larkin also managed and evolved the Product Security team at Slack, responsible to ensure all new product features and related infrastructure maintain Slack’s high standards for data confidentiality and user privacy.

Larkin joined Slack in 2016 from Twitter’s Enterprise Security team. While at Twitter, she designed and  maintained Twitter’s enterprise access control system to assure compliance with Twitter’s ISO 27002-aligned security program. She was also responsible for ensuring the secure and complaint design and operations of Twitter’s PCI-scoped network.

Prior to Twitter, Larkin worked in engineering-related roles at high tech companies for more than two decades, exploring management roles for support of Fortune 500 companies, QA, and business process engineering. Larkin holds a BS in CS from the University of Vermont, as well as various credentials specific to privacy and security.

Appearing at
Future of Security
26 August - 27 August 2020
  • Virtual Conference
Building Resilience, Upholding Trust, Enabling Innovation Cyber security has doubtless become a hot-button issue for financial services, with data privacy thrust into the spotlight as Australia’s Consumer Data Right comes into effect. Regulatory pressures drive unprecedented compliance hurdles , while...
Feature Image-Speaker Onstage
24 August - 25 August 2020
  • Virtual Conference
Building Resilience, Upholding Trust, Enabling Innovation Cyber security has doubtless become a hot-button issue for financial services, with data privacy thrust into the spotlight as Australia’s Consumer Data Right comes into effect. Regulatory pressures drive unprecedented compliance hurdles , while...