Introducing Allison Miller, Reddit’s Chief Information Security Officer and VP
February 22, 2021
are pleased to announce new executive leadership at Reddit by welcoming Allison
Miller, Chief Information Security Officer and VP of Trust. Miller is an
industry expert and innovator, having spent the past 20 years scaling teams and
technology that protect people and platforms, and pioneering the development of
real-time risk prevention and detection systems running at internet-scale. She
has also led major initiatives to engineer the defenses for core payment and
e-commerce systems and deliver capabilities into key technologies that protect
consumers from online threats. Miller will oversee the Safety and Security teams
at Reddit where she’ll be responsible for expanding trust & safety operations
and data security, as well as evolving programs to mitigate security challenges
and risks. Miller will also redesign Reddit’s trust frameworks and transparency
efforts to enable further growth across the platform.
As we evolve the policies, technology, and teams that we have in place at
Reddit, the integrity of our platform and company continues to be of great
importance. We have significantly expanded Reddit’s Safety and Security efforts
over the past several years, not only growing teams that are dedicated to these
areas but also doubling down on fundamentals that have protected our platform.
We consistently share many of our practices, developments, and findings with the
community, including in r/redditsecurity. These efforts have become deeply
rooted in Reddit’s DNA and are a core component of our approach to bringing
community and belonging to everyone in the world.
“We’re overjoyed to have Allison bring her extensive technical acumen and
executive leadership to the Reddit family,” said Chief Technology Officer, Chris
Slowe. “She will play an instrumental role in helping to ensure that our
platform is safe for our users, trusted to act with integrity, and secure
against adversaries big and small.”
Miller joins Reddit from Bank of America where she was overseeing technology
design and engineering delivery for the company’s information security
organization. She has worked across myriad problem spaces affecting consumers on
the internet including fraud, spam, phishing, malware, authentication, and
account security, as well as those faced by large platforms including perimeter
defenses, monitoring strategies, application security, and vulnerability
management. Miller previously held technical and leadership roles at Google,
Electronic Arts, Tagged/MeetMe, PayPal/eBay, and Visa International.
Miller is an advocate for improving approaches to security, fraud, and
user/account security. She also speaks internationally on related topics,
presenting independent research as well as on behalf of employers. Miller has
served on advisory and board roles for organizations such as the Center for
Cyber Safety and Education, ISC(2), SIRA, and Keypoint Credit Union. She has a
B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business
Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
her spare time, Allison enjoys listening and playing to music, working on
various art projects she has in progress, and trying to get through the wobbly
stack of books that keeps growing. You might spot her in one of her favorite
subreddits including r/dataisbeautiful, r/imaginarysubwaymaps, or r/mildlyinteresting.
“I’m excited to be joining Reddit’s team, and this is a great time to jump into
the mix. Looking at the last year alone, it has been impressive to watch the
pace of infrastructure and feature launches to meet the demands of new customers
and increasing traffic on Reddit. Now is the perfect time to make sure that the
platform’s security and trust systems are flexible and resilient enough to
support the next phase of transformation,” said Miller. “I see a huge
opportunity to help scale the platform’s safety infrastructure, strengthen
existing cybersecurity measures, and improve the suite of capabilities that
protect Redditors, their accounts, and the integrity of their communities.”
Miller begins immediately and will report directly to Reddit CTO Chris Slowe.