Window Snyder speaks during Web Summit 2017 at Altice Arena in Lisbon. (Cody Glenn/Web Summit via Sportsfile)

Window Snyder and the security industry grew up together.

When she decided to ditch her original plans to pursue a writing career – what she’s referred to as her teenage rebellion – in favor of a career in tech, there was no playbook for security. Practitioners had to build their own tools, Snyder, chief security officer at Square, said earlier this year during a fireside chat at the Women in Tech Symposium at UC Berkeley.

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