Hemanshu Nigam is Chief Security Officer for News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Media (FIM) where he oversees all safety, security, education, privacy and law enforcement programs for MySpace and other FIM properties including IGN and Rotten Tomatoes.
Hired in May 2006, Mr. Nigam oversees all safety teams, law enforcement relations, school and education programs, partnerships with NGOs, as well as the development of safety and security features and enhancements on MySpace and other FIM properties. Mr. Nigam has championed key safety milestones for MySpace including the launch of Sentinel Safe, a technology that allows the company to block convicted sex offenders from accessing the website.
On the security front, Mr. Nigam oversees the implementation of strong application security as well as incident response and investigations in the virus, worm, and phishing arenas. Mr. Nigam and his security team work daily with lawmakers and law enforcement agencies at every level to prosecute those violating the security terms of FIM properties.
As is a veteran in online security, Mr. Nigam brings more than 15 years of experience in both private industry and law enforcement fields including serving as a federal prosecutor against Internet child exploitation and computer crime for the U.S. Department of Justice, an advisor to a Congressional commission on online child safety, and an advisor to the White House on cyberstalking.
Previously Mr. Nigam was Director of Consumer Security Outreach & Child Safe Computing for Microsoft's Security Technology Unit where he was responsible for driving consumer security outreach and child safe computing strategies. During that time, he led a cross-company child safety initiative designed to build a holistic approach to child safe computing throughout Microsoft products, services and programs. He was also responsible for implementing the virus enforcement strategy while at Microsoft and as a corporate attorney, developed and executed the company's landmark Anti-Virus Reward Program.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Nigam served as vice president of Worldwide Internet Enforcement at the Motion Picture Association of America where he spearheaded a global strategy to combat online motion picture piracy for major Hollywood studios. Mr. Nigam also served as deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County from 1990 to 1997 where he specialized in child exploitation and rape prosecutions.
Mr. Nigam earned his law doctorate at Boston University and a bachelor's degree in political theory at Wesleyan University. Mr. Nigam lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and four children.