Executive Director, Cyber Project
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Lauren Zabierek is the Executive Director of the Cyber Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. She comes to this role as a 2019 graduate of the Kennedy School’s mid-career MPA program.
Lauren served as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force at the beginning of her career. Later, she served as a civilian intelligence analyst with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and completed three war zone deployments.
After leaving NGA, she joined the cybersecurity threat intelligence startup Recorded Future, and was instrumental in building its Public Sector business practice. In her role as a Senior Intelligence Analyst, she fused intelligence methodologies with cybersecurity and machine learning technologies to help public and private sector customers improve their cyber posture.
A Gold Star Sister, Lauren is committed to supporting families of the fallen and has volunteered several times as a mentor with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). She also co-founded the Recorded Future Women’s Mentorship Initiative, co-founded #ShareTheMicInCyber, and is a member of the NatSecGirlSquad.
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