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SmartNews Online Meetup #56

Online Open Office: Meet the Security Team at SmartNews (US/JP Joint Event!)

12:00 - 13:00 JST (2022.02.23 (Wed) 19:00 - 20:00 PST)

About this event

The Security Team at SmartNews plays a vital role in safeguarding the security of both our daily operations and our product. During this online event, we’ll hear from our Head of Security Matt Honea from our US office and security engineer Katherine Mansourimoaied from our Japan office about how their work, including success stories and future challenges, their reasons for joining SmartNews, and why SmartNews is a great place to work as a security engineer.

We recommend this event for people who: 

・are security engineers interested in joining a new team in a rapidly-growing tech unicorn
・want to learn more about SmartNews’ approach to matters of cyber security
・feel passionate for our company mission of delivering news stories that matter to the people who need it

Open Security Engineering Positions at SmartNews

Tokyo, Japan

Security Engineer

Software Engineer, Data Platform

San Francisco, CA

IT System Engineer

Product Security Engineer

Palo Alto, CA

Security Operations Engineer

What’s an Online Open Office?

Similar to an open day at a school or university, our Online Open Office series is a chance to meet screen-to-screen with people from SmartNews. We highlight one team per open office, providing them the opportunity to go deep on topics about their work and life at SmartNews. You can also get answers to your questions either by asking in advance on the registration page or during the event using the chat feature.

This event is an excellent event for anyone who wants to learn more about SmartNews, especially those actively interviewing or considering applying for a position!


Matt Honea

Head of Security

Matt Honea joined SmartNews last year and is a native of California and based in San Francisco, USA. He is a former US Diplomat and worked extensively in the areas of threat intelligence, network defense, malware analysis, and physical security. Matt was previously Senior Director of CyberSecurity at Guidewire Software where he led product and cloud security, and also has worked in the cyber insurance industry and for the US Government.

Katherine Mansourimoaied

Security Engineer

Katherine Mansourimoaied joined SmartNews in 2020 and is based in Tokyo. Previously she worked at Atlassian, Google, and Synopsys, working closely with product security, incident response, and malware research. Prior to joining SmartNews she worked on the red team at Atlassian performing APT simulation. She also has worked extensively on IoT/cloud security.


If the purpose of participation is judged to be inappropriate, the management may cancel the participation.
In order to make our sessions as in-depth as possible, we ask that you refrain from posting the content of the sessions on social networking sites (but you are welcome to post your thoughts!).
The event will be recorded, but please be assured that it will only be viewed within the company and will not be shared with outside parties.

Privacy Policy

The information collected at this event is collected and managed by Smart News Co. The personal information you provide will be managed in accordance with the following purposes and our privacy policy and will be used only for this event.

Community Code of Conduct

Our community will act to remain free of harassment on the basis of gender, sexual identity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical characteristics, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or non-religion), or technology choice. We do not tolerate harassment of any kind against community members. Sexually explicit language and images are inappropriate at any community event, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Participants who break these rules may be sanctioned, as determined by the organizers, or refused entry to the event and any future events or communities without refund (if any).