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Lauren Zabierek

Senior Policy Advisor, CISA

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Lauren Zabierek is a senior policy advisor in the Cybersecurity Division at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.  Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the Cyber Project, where she ran a policy-relevant research program with students and fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She also served as the Acting Executive Director of the Belfer Center in her final semester there. She came to that role as a 2019 graduate of the Kennedy School’s mid career MPA program. Prior to graduate school, she was an early member of Recorded Future, having established and managed the public sector team. She also served as a civilian intelligence analyst at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency with multiple war zone deployments, and was a US Air Force Intelligence Officer at the beginning of her career.  Lauren is also the co-founder of the online social media movement called #ShareTheMicInCyber, which aims to dismantle racism in cyber, tech, and privacy.  She is a mentor with Girl Security, a fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University, and a fellow at New America. She has appeared on television, radio, and numerous podcasts.