Sean Zadig is the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and ‘Chief Paranoid’ for Yahoo. The Paranoids are responsible for protecting Yahoo’s more than one billion users around the world, as well as the company’s employees and systems. Sean and his team work closely and collaboratively at all levels across Yahoo’s dynamic media and technology brands to strive for the highest level of security and safety amid evolving online threats.
Sean has been with the company for 8 years. Prior to taking on the CISO role at Yahoo, he was the VP of Cyber Defense where he led a talented group of security professionals in conducting security operations, managing active and potential threats, and curating and distributing actionable intelligence. He also focused heavily upon user safety and platform trust and built teams that disrupted cybercriminal networks, child sex traffickers, and government-backed attackers.