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sarah d_scalet
Senior Editor

Meet Hemanshu Nigam

Mar 01, 20071 min
Identity Management SolutionsPrivacy

A short profile of the man in charge of security for MySpace

Name: Hemu Nigam

Headline: “Safety innovation never sleeps…”

Gender: Male Age: 42 years old

Location: Beverly Hills, CALIFORNIA

Status: Married Hometown: Born in Kanpur, India. Raised in Connecticut. Zodiac Sign: Capricorn Children: Four, ages 11, 10, 6 and 21 months

Education: Bachelor’s degree, law degree

Hemu’s Companies Fox Interactive Media/MySpace

Chief Security Officer, 2006–present


Various jobs, including Director of Consumer Security Outreach and Child Safe Computing for the Security Technology Unit, 2002–2006

Motion Picture Association of America VP of Worldwide Internet Enforcement, 2000–2002 U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division Attorney in the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section


Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office Deputy District Attorney, handling felony and misdemeanor cases and also serving in the sex crimes unit, where he specialized in cases involving adult rape, child molestation and child abuse


Hemu’s Schools Boston University School of Law Boston, Mass.

Graduated 1990

Wesleyan University Middletown, Conn. Major: Political theory and government

Graduated 1987