Mara Tam

Mara Tam is a Washington DC-based ICT security policy expert. Mara regularly serves as a private sector advisor to executive agencies on information security issues, focusing on the technical and strategic implications of regulatory and policy activity. Prior to her current roles, she was the Director of Government Affairs for HackerOne. Mara's background includes advanced degrees in cultural identity studies and modern history, as well as work in international security, counterinsurgency, and arms control. Her speaking and keynote credits include DEF CON, ShmooCon, TROOPERS, BSidesLV, BSidesPDX, The Atlantic Council, the Federal Communications Bar Association, CyCon US, and an alphabet soup of think tanks. She is a proud BlackHoodie RE alumna and trainer, contributor to FIRST Org's VRDX and Malware Analysis SIGs, and Senior Advisor / Staff Nerd with River Loop Security.