Tarah Wheeler

Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award, University of Oxford - Cybersecurity

Tarah is an information security researcher, political scientist, author, and poker player. She is currently a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America where she leads a new international cybersecurity capacity building project with the Hewlett Foundation’s Cyber Initiative. She is a cybersecurity expert for the Washington Post and a contributor on cyber warfare for Foreign Policy. She is the author of the best-selling Women In Tech: Take Your Career to The Next Level With Practical Advice And Inspiring Stories. She has been Head of Offensive Security & Technical Data Privacy at Splunk, and Senior Director of Engineering and Principal Security Advocate at Symantec Website Security. She has led projects at Microsoft Game Studios and architected systems at encrypted mobile communications firm Silent Circle. She has spoken on information security at the European Union, at the Malaysian Securities Commission, for Foreign Policy, the OECD and FTC, as well as at universities including Stanford, American, West Point, and Oxford. She has $3640 in lifetime cashes in the World Series of Poker. Reach her at @tarah.