Tarah Wheeler is Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America leading a new international cybersecurity capacity building project. She is an inaugural contributing cybersecurity expert for the Washington Post and a Foreign Policy contributor on cyber warfare. 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 is an information security researcher, political scientist in the area of international conflict, author, and poker player. 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, for Foreign Policy, the OECD and FTC, at Stanford and Oxford, on PBS NOVA, and many other governmental and industry conferences. She has $3640 in lifetime cashes in the World Series of Poker. Reach her at @tarah.



I ran a Kickstarter to edit and produce Volney’s On Ruins to the world, and there’s more. My favorite French Enlightenment philosopher’s story is continuing.

Nerdlist–a list of admin and leet passwords from pop culture to be used for cracking. Pull requests and stories of victory welcomed 🙂


Foreign Policy Fall 2018–In Cyberwar, There are No Rules: Why the world desperately needs digital Geneva Conventions.

Women In Tech: Take Your Career To The Next Level With Practical Advice And Inspiring Stories, 2016, Penguin Random House