about me

hi, I'm Zassmin.

name pronunciation: ZAS-min / zæs-mɪn

I advise startups that improve the way we live, work and transact.

I most recently led security engineering at Coinbase and co-founded Women Who Code (YC S16), serving as their CTO & Board Vice Chair.


I'm supporting Founders and Technical Leaders in the following ways:

  • Build a Security Program based on the startup's risk profile and appetite.
  • Defense in depth threat model of a specific product flow.
  • Design and orchestrate a Table Top. This prepares and empowers teams to address a critical threat by stimulating it in a sandbox environment.
  • Identify security hiring needs, from first hire to Security org. Design the right roles, interview rounds, and profiles.

reach out

Say hello and share how I can help

hi at zassmin dot com