Tarah Wheeler

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Tarah Wheeler is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative.She is an information security researcher, political scientist in the area of international conflict, author, and poker player. She is a contributing cybersecurity expert for the Washington Post and a Foreign Policy contributor on cyber warfare. She has appeared on Bloomberg Asia on US-China trade and cybersecurity. She is the lead author of the best-selling Women In Tech: Take Your Career to The Next Level With Practical Advice And Inspiring Stories. She has been Senior Director, Data Trust & Threat and Vulnerability Management at Splunk & Senior Director of Engineering and Principal Security Advocate at Symantec Website Security. She has led projects at Microsoft Game Studios (Halo and Lips) 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, at universities such as Stanford, American, West Point, and Oxford, on PBS NOVA, and many other governmental and industry conferences. She has $3640 in lifetime cashes in the World Series of Poker