Parisa Tabriz

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Parisa Tabriz

Parisa Tabriz is an Iranian-Polish-American computer security professional who works for Google as a Director of Engineering. She has been called Google's "Security Princess" due to her experience in hacking and internet security. Outside of Google, Parisa has served as a consultant to the White House U.S. Digital Service to enhance security of government technology, lectured at the Harvard Kennedy School, taught minors to hack, and consulted with multiple entertainment writers to help them understand the world of cybersecurity and technology so they can create and depict more accurate, diverse stories.

In 2017, she was featured on WIRED’s Next List for her work pushing encryption on the web, and in 2012, she was selected by Forbes as one of the 30 under 30 pioneers in technology. She holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) with published work in privacy enhancing technologies and wireless security.


In 2018, in response to the RSA Conference having only one non-male keynote speaker in a line-up of 20, Tabriz co-founded the Our Security Advocates conference, OURSA, which in only five days pulled together fourteen speakers who are women.