What has two thumbs and starts on Monday at Tesla Motors? This girl right here 🙂— Kristin Paget (@KristinPaget) February 7, 2014
Tesla has been picking up a number of Apple employees over the past months. Only weeks after poaching Apple Mac Hardware Vice President Doug Field to run Vehicle Design Tesla snapped up Director of Manufacturing technology Rich Heley. Now they have a high profile software/network security researcher on staff.
Today, Kristin Paget tweeted that she’d be joining Tesla on Monday morning.
Neither Apple nor Paget talked much about what she did at the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, though her business card there carried the awesome title of “Hacker Princess.”
Paget, a transgender woman, has been well known in hacker circles both before and after her transition and previously helped Microsoft in its efforts to secure Windows Vista. At Defcon in 2010, Paget demonstrated how to build a fake celltower to intercept cellphone calls.
@darkuncle Something security-related, I shouldn't say too much 🙂— Kristin Paget (@KristinPaget) February 7, 2014
Paget worked at Apple since 2012 where she came from various other high profile security jobs including Ebay and Google and fixing Microsoft’s Vista.