Growth Profiles: How Google’s VP of Security Helps Protect The Future for Entrepreneurs

An interview with CapitalG General Partner Gene Frantz and Royal Hansen, Google’s VP of Security and CapitalG Advisor

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Oct 22 · 4 min read
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You’re VP in charge of cybersecurity at Google. What has been the hardest part of the job? The most gratifying? The most surprising?

Tell us about your typical work day at Google.

In your opinion, what will be the most significant shifts in the cybersecurity landscape in the next 5 years?

What advice do you have for startups as they’re scaling their security infrastructure and policies? Is the advice different for enterprise startups than for consumer startups? Early stage vs. late stage?

You’ve provided mentorship to a number of security start-ups; what kind of engagement is the most fulfilling and interesting to you?

You’ve held senior roles at a number of Fortune 100 companies like American Express and Goldman Sachs. What was it about working at Google that motivated you to join two years ago?

What are you most proud of your team accomplishing this past year?

Six fun facts about Royal:

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Written by

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We are Alphabet’s independent growth fund

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We unlock the talent, passion and strategic expertise of Alphabet’s leaders for you. We combine this wealth of knowledge with our own, gained from our portfolio companies’ growth stories, and our own experience as investors, operators, former Googlers and entrepreneurs.

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