Instructor

Alexander Alten LinkedIn

ALEX ALTEN, M.S., lead infrastructure security engineer with Salesforce, Inc., has 30 years’ experience as a software engineer and architect in computer networking and security development. He specializes in AWS/GCP cloud and Kubernetes container orchestration security architecture, network management and VPN protocols, Linux system software development, high performance software, software reverse engineering, and cryptographic software systems. He has worked for a variety of high-technology firms and startups such as Novell, AT&T Research, RSA Security, TriStrata Security, General Dynamics, eBay, and Cloudgenix. He has numerous published patents. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a minor in Chemistry from University of Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from San Jose State University, and has studied Linux, Machine and Deep Learning and Distributed Systems at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension. He has previously taught for the San Jose State University Computer Science Engineering graduate department.